Apple to Build Mac Pro in Austin

Apple Mac Pro manufacturing facility in Ausitn. (Photo: Apple)

Apple announced that its newly redesigned Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, TX. This latest generation Mac Pro, which was unveiled at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June, will begin production soon at the same Austin facility where Mac Pro has been made since 2013.

The new Mac Pro will include components designed, developed and manufactured by more than a dozen American companies for distribution to US customers. Manufacturers and suppliers across Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont, including Intersil and ON Semiconductor, are providing advanced technology.

The US manufacturing of Mac Pro is made possible following a federal product exclusion Apple is receiving for tariffs on certain necessary components from China. Apple says the value of American-made components in the new Mac Pro is 2.5 times greater than in the previous generation Mac Pro.

“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.”