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SlideshowApple Responds to Trump, Touts 2M US Jobs

mhhfive 8/1/2017 | 9:37:04 PM
Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! Apple is in a tough spot. If it says nothing about plans to build a plant, it is going to anger president supporters. If it does, it'll be the target of bullying forever.
Phil_Britt 8/2/2017 | 2:56:27 AM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! THe best thing Apple can do is hire or not hire based on its own needs, and I think Tim Cook has shown that's what the company will do, Trump or no Trump.
mhhfive 8/2/2017 | 11:43:07 AM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! >"THe best thing Apple can do is hire or not hire based on its own needs.."

You're right, but of course, Apple will "spin" any of its hiring plans to make it seem like they are doing the patriotic thing.... We'll see what happens if the IRS changes its rules about bringing $$ held offshore back into the US.
danielcawrey 8/2/2017 | 1:18:53 PM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! There continues to be chatter about Apple building manufacturing here. 

Whatever happened to the Mac Pro being built in Texas? I know it was assembled there at some point, but other than hearing about it initially I haven't heard anything else. 
mhhfive 8/2/2017 | 1:31:33 PM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! I think the Mac Pro is assembled in Texas -- but the actual significance of that isn't really huge. So it would be a bit awkward to highlight such a small part of Apple's business when doing so would just highlight what Apple *isn't* doing in the US.

http://archive.is/2014.11.07-072352/http://www.cnet.com/news/a-us-made-mac-pro-is-a-token-gesture/
Susan Fourtané 8/2/2017 | 6:45:41 PM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! Phil — I agree. I Apple, or any company for that matter, shouldn’t be dragged into politics. I don’t think Trump has the right to get into Apple’s way of doing business. He doesn’t have a saying in Apple’s business.
mhhfive 8/3/2017 | 1:24:31 PM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! Unfortunately, it seems no business is safe from a presidential tweet these days, so the new normal is to try to spin existing plans and projects to make them look like they're following the presidential decrees. 

Ford, Carrier and now Apple are all trying to sound like they're "boosting jobs" when their actual strategies have not really changed. 
Susan Fourtané 8/3/2017 | 10:33:28 PM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! That’s a big problem. I don’t see why a company has to spin their plans and projects to please the preseident. Who does he think he is to tell everyone how they have to run their business? I don’t see anyone telling the president how to run the country.
kq4ym 8/22/2017 | 3:02:39 PM
Re: Don't get dragged into politics, Apple! It does sound like companies now have to protect themseleves from bad mouthing from the White House, and the two million jobs created may help that situation although as noted, "About three quarters of those jobs are app developers."
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