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Getting Apple to manufacture Apple iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks in the US has always been a part of the president-elect Donald Trump agenda. And as per the latest reports, it appears as if he's not going to give up anytime soon.
Currently, most of the Apple products manufacturing happens in China and Vietnam. But, Trump wants the Cupertino tech-giant to set up a manufacturing plant in the US itself. Also, he assured that the company will be presented with incentives, mostly in the form of a "very large tax cut."
Trump, in an interview with The New York Times, revealed that he had received a call from Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates and Apple CEO Tim Cook after winning the elections. He further went on to say that he had explained to Cook that it'd be a big achievement for him if he could convince Apple into setting up a manufacturing plant in the US.
Reportedly, Cook acknowledged that he understands the suggestion. Recently, reports surfaced online that Apple is considering manufacturing iPhones in the US. Furthermore, a report by Nikkei Asian Review claims that Apple had already had this conversation with both Foxconn and Pegatron and while the former agreed to do so, latter declined owing to cost concerns.
Trump's conversation with Tim Cook reads "Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you're making your product right here."