[VIDEO] Why Making Apple iPhones in America Is So Hard

September 13, 2019

As the trade war with China heats up, Apple is starting to move some of its production to other nations throughout its global supplier network. But don’t expect the tech giant to return home to the U.S. anytime soon. This video shows how difficult it would be for Apple to manufacture its most popular products domestically and explores how the company could approach this problem in the future.


  1. Why did Apple move production of the 2013 Mac Pro to the U.S.?
  2. Do you think Apple should move its production out of China or remain in the country?

4 Responses to [VIDEO] Why Making Apple iPhones in America Is So Hard

  • 1. to experiment and see how american production was

    2. it should leave china as quickly as possible

  • 1. A series of deaths at the main supply factory made people question the working conditions there. It was a low risk product, so they wanted to test US production.

    2. I think they should leave China, as it can help bring jobs back to the US, and Apple can avoid with the trade war between the US and China.

  • 1. Apple wanted to expand their production to make more money. They decided they would experiment in the United States to test out what American production was like. They wanted to see if they could benefit by moving production to the United States.

    2. I think Apple should leave China, because they have more opportunity for sales in the United States. The United States has a powerful economy which can propel the amount of money they make compared to if they based their production in China.

  • 1. Apple moved production because they wanted to see how American production does
    2. I think should move its production to avoid higher costs

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