Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the company’s newly opened Austin, Texas plant yesterday as employees rallied to take pictures and post them on social networking platforms. Speaking on location, Cook recapped the WWDC announcements and mentioned that “exciting” new products are coming.
Our guess is as good as yours at the moment, but it doesn’t take a genius to guess that Cook is talking about the upcoming iPhones, although he didn’t specify anything. Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue was also present at the campus along with the CEO.
He spoke about the recently completed Beats acquisition as well as the inclusion of Angela Ahrendts to the Apple roster who is the newly appointed retail chief. She was the CEO of fashion chain Burberry prior to being hired by Apple.
The Austin unit is still to be completed as this is merely one part of the unit which has been opened. This phase will be completed by next year, while the entire project will take until 2021 to finish.
Apple is looking to streamline its production in the U.S., especially for the Mac Pros. This new unit reportedly has all the facilities of the Cupertino campus, so it’s on level with what we’ve seen in Apple’s campuses across the globe.