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Wale Bakare
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Re: A patriotic move ?
Wale Bakare   12/23/2012 3:21:44 PM
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@Clairvoyant, i cant disagree with you on that. It may actually be the way the game has been played closely to the public. But how would Apple's investors perceived the move --- higher wages, taxation and other operating costs? Would the move not impact on the payment of dividends? No matter what, I cant see reasons why the likes of Apple & co not create more jobs especially in US.  Yet a good news to supply chain sector though.

Clairvoyant
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Re: A patriotic move ?
Clairvoyant   12/23/2012 10:53:18 AM
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I would say it's because of pressure put on Apple to move some manufacturing back to the US. Who knows what kind of deals may be going on in the background between say the government and Apple.

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A patriotic move ?
Nemos   12/15/2012 4:46:22 PM
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Although it is a nice thought "A patriotic move to create US jobs" the timing is not justified because US economy it is much better as it was before 2 years ago, so why now instead of 2 years before ? 

 

Anna young
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Re: A Real Valuable Design
Anna young   12/15/2012 3:37:53 AM
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I didn't rule out the possibility of design and assembly in the USA. I'm sure it may eventually happen at some point and over a period of years. The point is at present, America still lacks the skill required to encourage the scale, speed and efficiency Apple placed on its Chinese manufacturing. Apple's strategy is about who can build the greatest number of item in a shortest period.

Wale Bakare
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A Real Valuable Design
Wale Bakare   12/14/2012 6:10:27 PM
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>>But can it really design and manufacture in the USA?<<

Why not? I could recollect in the 90s when Nokia phone dominates world markets. They were 3 types of Nokia phones then -  (1) Made in Finland (2) Made in UK (3) Made in China. The most sought after among the 3 makes was made in Finland.

Wale Bakare
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Re: Apple's Reshoring Move
Wale Bakare   12/14/2012 5:38:02 PM
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>>followed by "to save cost."<<

May be if 1 to 10 reasons are reshuffled, i think moving its manufacturing to US for cost saving would rank lowest, the reverse is the case for manufacturing in China.

Anna young
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Re: Apple's Reshoring Move
Anna young   12/14/2012 5:22:21 PM
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Wale, "Designed and Manufactured in the USA" hmmm! Good thoughts. I believe Apple's move is strategic and I applaud that. But can it really design and manufacture in the USA?  Apple's executive said "the US has stopped producing the people with the skills we need" In spite of kick starting  training, I think America is at present unable to match the scale of production Apple demands from its china assembly plant.

Mr. Roques
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Re: Apple's Reshoring Move
Mr. Roques   12/14/2012 3:53:36 PM
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I can't imagine what would happen if at some point Apple is forced to have, in the same market, Macs built in China and in the US... and people start choosing one over the other (based on a different quality or perceived quality).

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Re: Apple's Reshoring Move
Adeniji Kayode   12/14/2012 1:35:03 PM
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@Wale'

I agree with you on that, that will just make people to think more of quality and reliability of Apple product

Anna young
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Re: Apple's Business Strategy
Anna young   12/14/2012 10:23:59 AM
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  Perfect timing for Apple to "eliminate Negative PR". Apple's move to return some of its manufacturing business to the USA will certainly add to the continued manufacturing growth witnessed in the USA. The manufacturing sectors have been reported to lead American economy out of the recession. Profits generated from reshoring manufacturing companies alone in 2011 is reported to have increased by 25%. I don't think the likes of Apple would like to miss out. Apple has the clout to make the difference at a time when negative press coverage about the companies activities heightened. Good move!

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