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What Donald Trump Told Tim Cook on Phone

When he sat down with some of the editors of The New York Times on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump admitted that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him.
Cook and Trump haven’t always been on the best of terms—back in
February, Trump (then an iPhone user), called for a boycott of
Apple products during the  San Bernardino iPhone unlock dispute.
And don’t forget that Tim Cook was on Hillary Clinton’s list of  potential VP candidates.
But Trump seems stoked that the CEO of the world’s richest company
would call him. This is
how he described the conversation to The Times:

I was honored yesterday, I got a call from Bill Gates, great call, we had a great conversation, I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’ He said, ‘I understand that.’ I said: ‘I think we’ll create the incentives for you, and I think you’re going to do it. We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about.’

This isn’t the first run through Trump has pushed Apple to make its items in the United States. Back in January, Trump told a group at Liberty University that he, “would inspire Apple to construct their damn PCs and things in this nation rather than different nations.”

Obviously, the issue is that there is almost no impetus for Apple. Tax reductions are a certain something (and Apple keeps quite a bit of its money abroad at any rate), yet there are a lot of reasons beside shoddy work that improves it for Apple to manufacture iPhones abroad.

The work isn’t simply less expensive; it’s frequently better. In addition, the supply chains in Asia are greatly improved, and those production lines as of now exist at a scale that would take years to create in the United States.

Related: Microsoft is building up its own quantum PC equipment

In any event Trump has now surrendered that perhaps, quite possibly, people have added to a worldwide temperature alteration.

Who knows, once he takes office he may understand that the probability of an American-made iPhone is a senseless pipe dream.

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