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Keith Koby
America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 6, 2014 at 4:28:17 pm

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/06/cook-visits-mac-pro-factory/?utm_source...


And even though we will be destroyed in the world cup. Let me be the first to put it up here:

USA! USA! USA!


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Franz Bieberkopf
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 6, 2014 at 5:02:10 pm

[Keith Koby] "USA! USA! USA!"

Keith,

It's probably worth noting that the 1700 (?) workers are employed by Flextronics.

"Apple's Mac Pro manufacturing facility is run by Flextronics as part of an initiative to bring manufacturing of some Apple products back to the United States. While it is currently a limited effort given the relatively low volume of Mac Pro production, it has received considerable attention."

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/06/cook-visits-mac-pro-factory/
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/15/flextronics-hiring-1700-workers-in-aust...

Flexitronics is a multinational based in Singapore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flextronics

"In 1969, the company was founded in Silicon Valley … In 1990, … was renamed as Flextronics International, Ltd. with Singapore as its new base. … The company closed its contract electronic manufacturing plant in Richardson, Texas in 1996. The company acquired two companies in Hong Kong, Astron Group and FICO Plastics Ltd. and a Swedish-based company, Ericsson Business Networks."


Reading the wiki, the American facility seems to take its place amongst facilities in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Franz.


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Keith Koby
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 6, 2014 at 5:35:46 pm

Franz - I thought maybe some socc- uh football talk around here would get some traction, but not really.

The second picture in the story of Tim Cook taking an AppleCare call is great.


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Franz Bieberkopf
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 6, 2014 at 5:56:25 pm

[Keith Koby] "I thought maybe some ... football talk around here would get some traction, ..."

Keith,

... Singapore's long out.

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/teams/team=43836/index.html

Franz.


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Tim Wilson
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 8, 2014 at 5:38:39 pm

A historical footnote about Apple manufacturing in the US -- they opened a 150,000 sq ft facility in Carrolton, TX in 1980 to ramp up production of the Apple II. My father ran it.



The first Macs were actually made in Fremont, CA, and the first Lisas in Cupertino. Both of those were shut down, and manufacturing for them was moved to Carrolton. I'd have to look this up, but I'm remembering another California plant (Orange County somewhere?) that made peripherals. It was all over by 1985.

In the early 90s, though, Apple had a much bigger facility in Colorado -- maybe twice the size of the one my father ran in Carrolton -- and one almost as big as that near Sacramento. Again, this is just from memory, but I'm thinking that in the mid-90s, most, if not all, of the Macs being sold in North America were made in the US.

(Apple had opened a plant in Cork in 1980 that had been doing the heavy lifting for Europe.)

I want to say it was only maybe 10 years ago that Apple closed the last of its US manufacturing.

Anyway, that's just off the top of my head, but whenever anybody mentions Apple manufacturing in the US of A, I think of dear old Dad.


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David Mathis
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 8, 2014 at 10:06:23 pm

I used to live close by the Carrollton location. How times have changed. Almost every interstate in the area is having some major work done on it.

My Final Cut Studio:

Core Software
Final Cut Pro X
Motion 5
Resolve
Pixelmator

Plug-ins
Red Giant Universe

Utilities
7 to X
Clip Exporter
Ultrascope

Cameras
Black Magic Cinema Camera
Canon (consumer model)


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Michael Hadley
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 9, 2014 at 1:31:12 am

Hey, the USMNT looked pretty sharp against Nigeria. And finally Altidore made it rain. Finally. I think it actually is possible they advance out of the group stage. 50/50.

FYI, Klinsman is an FCPX user.


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Mitch Ives
Re: America. F- Yeah!
on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:25:19 pm

Would have been better if he had visited in April when it was taking 2-3 months to get a BTO MacPro. Now that the wait is down to a claimed "1 week", he decides to visit?

The Beats deal must have been more important I guess?

Mitch Ives
Insight Productions Corp.

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." - Winston Churchill


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