Where do most Apple fans think the iPhone 5 will be made? We would imagine it to be in China, considering all the focus on Foxconn, although some of our readers might be surprised to hear the truth that left the lips of Apple’s CEO Tim Cook yesterday at D10.
During an interview at All Things D10 Conference Tim Cook explained something about the iPad, and of course new iPhone 5 that will release this year. Apple’s CEO explained a fact “not well known” to most tech enthusiasts, he said the “engines for the iPhone and the iPad are built in the U.S“. They are in fact built in Austin, Texas.
Tim Cook went on to explain that the glass for existing iPhone’s, and likely new iPhone 5, is made in “a plant in Kentucky“, although most people do focus on where the devices are put together, which is obviously in China as most of us know. When cook was asked if the assembly could happen in the United States at some point in the future, he replied, “I hope so, someday“. Cook also explains that Apple need to do “more semiconductor things in the United States“.
You can take what you want from Cook’s comments and what they mean for the future, but it looks like Apple want to do as much as they can in the U.S. when making their products, like the iPhone, iPad and new MacBook’s.
We also tracked down a video, see below, showing CEO Tim Cook talking about Steve Jobs while at the 2012 All Things D10 Conference. Have a watch and let us know what you think of Cook’s comments in the video, and from his statements about Apple product manufacturing.