Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies before a Senate subcommittee about Apple’s tax practices. (C-SPAN /May 21, 2013)

By Mugambi Mutegi
Tribune reporter

Published in the Chicago Tribune 4:49 p.m. CDT, May 22, 2013

Apple will source some components for its first line of U.S.-assembled Mac computers from Illinois, Chief Executive Tim Cook has revealed.
The Illinois-sourced parts will be assembled in a Texas plant the tech firm plans to build at a cost of more than $100 million. 

“The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan,” Cook said while giving testimony regarding Apple’s tax policies at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday.

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