Could apple’s big announcements today have an impact on MacBook repair in the USA? The giant campus in Cupertino just opened the incredible “Spaceship” in Cupertino – but already Apple seems to be talking about more space in a new campus. This is just one one several announcements to day as Apple plans to pay a $38 Billion tax bill as it brings overseas money back to the USA. MacBook users and iPhone users have much to look forward to with these big Apple announcements.
Apple announced plans Wednesday January 17th to add to the U.S. economy and its own employee base with a set of bold initiatives that further the company’s commitment to the USA. The MacBook maker, iPhone maker, and perhaps future Apple Car maker has a lot to say about this. The three areas Apple is focused on, according to a press release today by Apple, include: direct employment by Apple; increased spending and investment with Apple’s USA suppliers and manufacturers; and fueling the fast-growing technology/software/application economy which Apple created with iPhone and the iTunes based App Store.
Apple, based in Cupertino California, already employs 84,000 people in all 50 states. But with the new announcement today, they plan to create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and a new one, with a location to be announced later in 2018. Is it a new HQ? No. But it is a new apple Campus, and you can expect many cities to covet such an opportunity. Apple provided details that the new campus will be in a new location, presumably away from Cupertino, Calif., where the giant “Apple Park” just opened, and that it will include facilities for technical support for customers (perhaps telephone and online support) for current and future products beyond the MacBook and iPhone.
By bringing back overseas money, and making new investments, together with the existing spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, the company’s direct contribution to the U.S. economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years. That’s a massive amount of money and not surprising, for the world’s most valuable company. Apple leaves a big wake.
Also announced, Apple started work on a new 1.1 million square foot data center in downtown Reno, Nevada. Apple noted that over the last decade, it has invested billions of dollars in data centers and co-located facilities in seven U.S. states, including North Carolina, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Iowa. It’s also hoped that more MacBook and iPhone manufacturing will start to happen in the USA. Such efforts would have a very positive impact on the MacBook Repair industry as well, since support on many levels is needed over the life of devices used by Apple consumers.
I short, get ready for another blockbuster run for Apple. They have the money, the facilities, the talent, and the ambition. The USA is quite fortunate to have such a company.