SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 11: WWDC attendees look at the new MacBook Pro that is displayed following the keynote address at the Apple 2012 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West on June 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple unveiled a slew of new hardware and software updates at the company's annual developer conference which runs through June 15. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple said last year that it planned on building Macs in the United States, but now Apple chief Tim Cook announced they will be made in Texas.
“We’re investing $100 million to build a Mac product line here in the U.S.,” Cook said during an appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. “The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan.”
For those paying attention, they may realize that Foxconn -- Apple's main Chinese manufacturer -- has operations in Texas. Previously, Apple said it wouldn't create its own plants, but instead rely on manufacturing partners, so it seems as if this may be a logical choice.
However, there are all sorts of high-tech operations in Texas, specifically Austin, and other parts of the state are highly industrialized, such as Houston, so Apple has more than one choice for its products.