Apple Keeps The Mac Pro in Texas
After reports earlier this year that Apple's new Mac Pro manufacturing would move from Austin, Texas to China, the company has officially announced it will stay in Texas. The Mac Pro has been made in Austin since 2013 and a new model for 2019 was previewed earlier this year at the Worldwide Developer Conference. The announcement to keep production in Texas comes after Apple was allowed tariff exemptions which will allow the company to import specific components that are not made in the United States.
The new Mac Pro model will include parts developed, designed, and built by companies in Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont. The investment to keep manufacturing in Austin is said to support 450,000 jobs with Apple and the companies that will be supplying the materials.
“The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever and we’re proud to be building it in Austin. We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We believe deeply in the power of American innovation. That’s why every Apple product is designed and engineered in the US, and made up of parts from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers, and we’re going to continue growing here."
If you are interested in the new Mac Pro, Apple says it is designed for maximum performance, expansion and configurability. It features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture featuring the world’s most powerful graphics card. It also introduces Apple Afterburner, a game-changing accelerator card that enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously.