Trump has all praised Apple and suggested tax breaks
- Tram Ho
“I always talk about Apple, that I want to see them build factories in the US, and that’s what is happening. Tim Cook is someone I respect very much,” Mr. Trump told reporters after the visit. .
Mr. Trump took a quick look at the factory that Apple used to make their Mac Pro desktop.
Mr. Trump’s visit to the Apple factory is also a public demonstration of his close relationship with Tim Cook and an opportunity to “show off” a leading US company based in the US when Mr. Trump is trying to reach a temporary trade agreement with China to end the trade war.
Apple now has a significant presence in China because its smartphone manufacturing is still located here. The Texas plant assembles Mac Pro, a high-end computer line that sells for a base price of $ 6,000. Mac Pro is “a prime example of American design, American manufacturing and American inventive capabilities,” Tim Cook said.
During the factory visit, in addition to Trump, White House adviser Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Meanwhile, Apple has announced the construction of a new campus in Austin, Texas. This $ 1 billion campus is expected to open in 2022 and will have 5,000 employees in the first phase. Capacity can expand to up to 15,000 people later.
CEO Tim Cook said: “With the construction of our new campus in Austin currently underway, Apple is strengthening close ties with this city as well as its talented workforce and diversity that this place is home to “.
The 133-acre Austin campus is considered part of Apple’s nationwide expansion plan, with new facilities planned to be located in Boulder, Culver City, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Seattle.
Meanwhile, reports say that although Apple is not well known for publicly discounting products on Black Friday, their generous gift card while buying is interesting for customers. knowledge.
They found that Apple Airpods were down to $ 168 at Amazon compared to the regular price of $ 207 at the Apple Store.
Apple Store offers an indirect connection with Black Friday by offering Apple Store gift cards if items are purchased from a select list. Accordingly, the iPhone, HomePod, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Beats offer $ 52 worth of vouchers.
At the end of his visit at the Apple facility, Mr. Trump also suggested a tax reduction for the tech giant.
“The good part here is that you don’t have to worry about tariffs. When you build in the US, you don’t have to worry about tariffs,” Mr. Trump said, adding that he was considering whether to exempt taxes for Apple for imported goods from China or not.
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ