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- Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted the first Mac Pro built in its Texas factory to former President Donald Trump.
According to former President Donald Trump's final financial disclosure report that was released today, Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted the President the first Mac Pro that came off the line at the company's factory in Austin, Texas.
David Enrich, Business Investigations Editor for The New York Times, posted the disclosure report to Twitter tonight, pointing out some of the gifts given to President Trump.
Check out the gifts that people –– including the CEOs of @Boeing, @Ford and @Apple –– gave Trump. (from his final financial disclosure report, released today) https://t.co/nJYwiIxvAB pic.twitter.com/WiZP5HZ3EJCheck out the gifts that people –– including the CEOs of @Boeing, @Ford and @Apple –– gave Trump. (from his final financial disclosure report, released today) https://t.co/nJYwiIxvAB pic.twitter.com/WiZP5HZ3EJ— David Enrich (@davidenrich) January 21, 2021January 21, 2021
According to the report, Tim Cook gifted President Trump a "Mac Pro Computer, the first created at the Flex Factory in Austin, Texas." The value of the gift was recorded as $5,999, meaning that it was a base model Mac Pro and most likely given to the former President as a symbolic gift celebrating Apple's manufacturing of the Mac Pro in the United States.
Apple had announced back in 2019 that the new Mac Pro would be built in the United States, and CEO Tim Cook had taken President Trump on a tour of its Austin, Texas factory to showcase Apple's investment in U.S. manufacturing.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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