The Straits Times
Published on Dec 06, 2012

Apple's CEO Tim Cook to bring production back to US


NEW YORK (AFP) - Apple plans to bring some manufacturing of its computers from China to the United States next year, chief executive Tim Cook said, in a move which may help spark more domestic high-tech production.

Mr Cook, in two interviews released on Thursday, said one line of Mac computers will be made exclusively in the United States, but did not say which one, nor did he say where the manufacturing would be done.

The interviews with NBC News, to air later on Thursday, and with Bloomberg Businessweek, were the first since Mr Cook took the reins at Apple from Steve Jobs, who died last year from cancer.

"Next year we're going to bring some production to the US," Mr Cook told Businessweek.