Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that the company will start production for one Mac line in the United States — rather than China — starting next year, according to two new interviews.
Cook, in an interview posted online today with Bloomberg Businessweek and one with NBC’s Rock Center slated to air tonight, said that the company has been working to bring some of the production work on its Mac line to the United States in 2013.
In the Bloomberg interview, Cook said that Apple is investing more than $100 million to start the effort. He also noted that the glass for the iPhone and iPad are made in Kentucky. The processors for those devices also are made in the United States.
Cook also touched on the company’s efforts to improve working conditions in China through its partnership with Foxconn. He added that Apple is doing much more extensive research into its own supply line.