Friday, January 27, 2012

The New York Times said on 2012/01/22:

"It is hard to estimate how much more it would cost to build iPhones in the United States. However, various academics and manufacturing analysts estimate that because labor is such a small part of technology manufacturing, paying American wages would add up to $65 to each iPhone’s expense. Since Apple’s profits are often hundreds of dollars per phone, building domestically, in theory, would still give the company a healthy reward."

Imagine if there were a special "Made in USA" edition iPhone, which cost $65 more than the regular iPhone. 

  • Would enough people buy it for Apple to justify making it?
  • Would it create enough jobs for the US government to subsidize it?