Apple's Manufacturing Move

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tech4people
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Re: A patriotic move?
tech4people   12/30/2012 6:48:01 AM
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Susan

The Short Answer is NO.

There is no such thing as a patriotic move in Business(I am talking about a move which happens in the abscence of any Subsidies or Taxbreaks of any kind).

Only a fool will try to get emotional and stick around in a failing Economic System in the name of Love of One's country.

Its not how entrepreneurs think!

Hope this helps.

Ashish.

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Re: A patriotic move ?
Susan Fourtané   12/30/2012 4:27:31 AM
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HH, 

I believe this manufacturing move is just a test. I also believe we can speculate all what we want, but only Apple knows the real reason. It all smells like a test. Manufacturing only a part of the Macs in the US is not going to hurt Apple if the test --whatever they are testing-- doesn't work. 

-Susan 

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Re: A patriotic move?
Susan Fourtané   12/30/2012 4:18:33 AM
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HH, 

I believe there is no such thing as a patriotic move. That's why I am interested in knowing about this option from the poll, and why people have voted for it.

What is the reason that makes them think Apple's manufacturing move is a "patriotic move"?

Why do you think there is such thing as a "patriotic move", for instance? Do you have an example?

Business is business. A business is only going to do what is good for the business. If Apple is moving part of its Mac manufacturing to the US there is a reason for that, and that reason only concerns business, and Apple's benefit.

Not even Nokia thought it twice when it saw the convenience of moving its manufacturing plants elsewhere. And you know how important Nokia was (not sure if still is) for the Finns. Do you see my point? Business is business. There is no poetry or patriotism in it. 

-Susan  

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Re: A patriotic move ?
Himanshugupta   12/30/2012 3:16:58 AM
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Clairvoyant, this poll shows our perception based on what we read or hear or logical thinking. The real reason perhaps we will never know. There might be combination of differnet reasons not covered in this poll.

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Re: Apple's Reshoring Move
Hospice_Houngbo   12/29/2012 8:38:15 PM
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@tech4people,

"At the same time one can hopefully see this is a begining of the reversal of a long-term trend?"

It is too soon to start rejoicing because that is not enough to revive US economy. I would like to see how far Apple can go to help bring back more jobs to the US. 

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Re: A patriotic move ?
Hospice_Houngbo   12/29/2012 8:33:26 PM
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@Clairvoyant,

It is likely that PR is the most "probable" reason even if Apple folk will not agree with that. In a year or so, we will find out if that is a smart move or not.

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Re: A patriotic move?
Hospice_Houngbo   12/29/2012 8:25:17 PM
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@SF,

"Is there such a thing as "a patriotic move" in business?"

I think so. But this is not the case with Apple. Besides, it has decided to move just "some Mac PC" in the US. Not its whole manufacturing facilities or plants.

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Re: A patriotic move ?
Clairvoyant   12/29/2012 7:54:17 PM
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Himanshugupta, as per the polls, it seems that most people are thinking that Apple is moving some manufacturing to the US because of PR.

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A patriotic move?
Susan Fourtané   12/29/2012 3:07:35 PM
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Ashish, 

I'm wondering about this, and I thought maybe you have an answer for it. 

Is there such a thing as "a patriotic move" in business? 

-Susan 

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Re: Apple's Reshoring Move
_hm   12/29/2012 8:32:39 AM
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We will get high quality engineered products. I will eagerly look forward to long life Made in USA products.

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