Apple will start assembling computers in the U.S., but it’s not “Maki”. According to the publication Business Insider, the company utilizes the existing capacity in the city of Mesa (Arizona) to build servers and other equipment, which can then be installed in the data centers Apple across America.
On Apple’s plans, indicates the official document of the Council for foreign trade zones USA, referring to the appeal of the administration of the city of Mesa. Apple already has a permit to manufacture components for consumer electronics. Now the authorities asked to allow the Assembly of finished products, and the use for it imported duty-free imported materials and components.
In fact we are talking about Apple’s consolidation of production server hardware. As told the publication of an anonymous employee of the company, currently all of its data centers, including those located in North Carolina and Oregon, carry out the Assembly of servers and other equipment yourself.
The Apple-owned building in Mesa. Satellite photos (C) Google Maps
Recall, Apple has built a giant industrial building in Mesa to continue to provide a lease to GT Advanced Technologies, supplier of sapphire glass for the products of the Californian company. However, in 2014-m year, GT Advanced Technologies went bankrupt. Since then, the building was used as a data center, where, in particular, user data is stored on iCloud.
Source: Business Insider
Title photo courtesy city of Mesa