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Apple Will Manufacture The New Mac Pro In Texas

The company said it’s received a federal exclusion for ‘certain necessary components’ in order to manufacture the Mac Pro in the U.S.

Apple confirmed Monday that the revamped new version of the Mac Pro will be made in the U.S., with manufacturing set to take place in Austin, Texas.

In June, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company unveiled the first update to the powerhouse Mac Pro desktop since 2013. The new Mac Pro is planned for availability in the fall.

[Related: 5 Things To Know About Apple's New Mac Pro]

In July, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that manufacturing of the Mac Pro will continue to be performed in the U.S., contradicting reports that the work would be shifting to China. President Donald Trump had tweeted that Apple would not receive waivers on tariffs for Mac Pro components produced in China, which had been requested by the company.

However, Apple has now received a federal exclusion for "certain necessary components" in order to manufacture the Mac Pro in the U.S., the company said in a news release.

"We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity," Cook said.

Apple said the new Mac Pro will be manufactured at the same facility in Austin that has produced the Mac Pro since 2013.

Components for the new Mac Pro, meanwhile, will come from "more than a dozen American companies” for models sold in the U.S., the company said. Those include suppliers and manufacturers located in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, New York, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Texas, Apple said.

Cook has touted the new Mac Pro as the "most powerful Mac” to date, capable of massive performance through Intel Xeon processors that feature up to 28 cores. The new Mac Pro will also offer up to 1.5 TB of system memory, along with eight PCIe expansion slots.

The new Mac Pro will offer AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics as a starting point, but the desktop will be configurable with Radeon Pro Vega II graphics—which offer up to 14 teraflops of performance and 32 GB of memory with 1 TB of memory bandwidth.

Meanwhile, the new Mac Pro will feature a stainless-steel frame with an aluminum housing, which can be removed for easy access to the desktop's internal components.

The new Mac Pro will be available for a starting price of $5,999, Apple has said.

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