It goes without saying that Apple’s sprawling presence across the Asian manufacturing and supply chains has allowed the iDevice maker to keep production costs down and product supply up.
But there are some who feel that Apple should do more to relocate a significant portion of its manufacturing work home to the United States.
Last week, however, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear that Apple still recognizes the enormous manufacturing skill of the American workforce.
During a quick visit to Austin, Texas for a tour of the plant where Apple’s Mac Pro is being made, Cook turned to Twitter to share his appreciative message for the tremendous work being performed by his American workforce.
“Watching the Mac Pro come together in Austin yesterday, thanks to a team loaded with American manufacturing expertise,” the Apple CEO tweeted.
It’s been reported throughout the weekend that some are taking Cook’s comments as an indication that more manufacturing could return to the states in the coming years, even though Cook was personally responsible for the growth of Apple’s expansive Asian manufacturing presence in his work at Apple prior to becoming CEO.