During the course of a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump that he recently had a telephonic conversation with Apple CEO Tim Cook, about building Apple's products -- iPhones, iPads, Macs, and others -- in the US.
The disclosure by Trump about his phone call with Cook indicates that the President-elect already has efforts underway to convince Apple to move the manufacturing of its products stateside, instead of other countries like China.
Apple has been, for years, getting its products manufactured in China where labor is cheap. Moreover, Apple is also deeply dependent on the efficiencies granted by having a number of components of its supply chain in almost the same place.
However, Trump has been quite vocal in his criticism of Apple's use of Chinese manufacturing of its products; with the subject having become one of his key talking points during the election campaign.
In sharing details about his telephonic chat with Cook, Trump said in his Tuesday interview with the NY Times that he has told Cook that it will be "a real achievement" for him when he gets Apple to build a big plant - or several big plants - in the US.
In addition, Trump also told Cook:"I think we'll create the incentives for you, and I think you're going to do it. We're going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you'll be happy about."