8 Dec 2012

Apple to make some computers in USA

6:42 am on 8 December 2012

Apple is to manufacture some of its computers in the United States from next year.

During an interview with Bloomberg, chief executive Tim Cook said Apple would invest more than $US 100 million in a plan to have some Mac computers produced in the US.

The ABC reports Apple's iPhones, iPads and iPods are made in China by Foxconn.

Mr Cook said the work would not be done in-house at Apple, but the company would fund the move in 2013.

"We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it's broader because we wanted to do something more substantial,'' he said.

"So we'll literally invest over $US100 million. This doesn't mean that Apple will do it ourselves, but we'll

be working with people, and we'll be investing our money."

He said some components of the iPhone and iPad are already made in the United States - their engine, processor and glass.