Tim Cook says Apple wants to continue making Mac Pro in US

Tim Cook says Apple wants to continue making Mac Pro in US
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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company wants to continue manufacturing Mac Pro computers in the U.S.

According to CNBC, Cook also suggested he was in talks with the Trump administration on the matter after President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE refused to grant the company tariff exemptions for parts made in China.


“In terms of the exclusion, we’ve been making the Mac Pro in the U.S. We want to continue doing that,” Cook told analysts on a phone call, according to CNBC. “We’re working and investing currently in capacity to do so because we want to continue to be here.”

“And so that’s what’s on the exclusions. And so we’re explaining that and hope for a positive outcome,” he added.

The $5,999 Mac Pro is not yet on sale and is expected to be released in the fall.

Trump announced that Apple would not be given tariff relief after the company requested the exemption last month.

"Apple will not be given Tariff waivers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!" Trump tweeted last week, resulting in a dip in the company's stock prices. 

The company in June reportedly moved production of its Mac Pro to China.

The Hill has reached out to Apple for comment.