The electronics giant assembles its gadgets in China. But, according to new research, if it moved its production to the USA, it would still be hugely profitable and create thousands of jobs.

This article titled “Apple: why doesn’t it employ more US workers?” was written by Aditya Chakrabortty, for The Guardian on Monday 23rd April 2012 19.00 UTC

An old rule states that you are a mere six degrees of separation away from anyone else on the planet. For some people, however, the world is even smaller. So let me propose an amendment: you are only one relative, friend or acquaintance away from one of the late Steve Jobs’s creations.

You may be browsing this on a new iPad, one of the 30m Apple sold last year. Or perhaps you’re viewing it on an iPhone screen – which would be unsurprising, since the market analysts at Mintel say that the iPhone 4 is the most popular handset in Britain today. Maybe your children are reluctantly putting away their iPods, of which Apple sells 5m worldwide every three months (a remarkable figure, but half the 10m Jobs and his colleagues were shifting each quarter in 2008 and 2009).

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