Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook confirmed in a recent interview that the Cupertino, California-based company plans to invest $100 million in an effort to move the manufacturing of some of its products out of the Far East and into the United States. Cook noted that Apple would work with manufacturing partners in its effort, and now a new report from Digitimes suggests that Apple and OEM partner Foxconn will work to move Mac mini production lines back to the U.S. Mac mini shipments are expected to total 1.8 million units in 2013, up 30% from an estimated 1.4 million units in 2012, making this low-volume PC a perfect jumping-off point for Apple’s U.S. manufacturing efforts. Earlier speculation suggested the Mac Pro would be the first new U.S.-built Mac.
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