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05/11/2013 06:50 GMT

New Apple Factory Will Be Built In Arizona And Be Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

Apple has confirmed it will build upon its decision to manufacture it's new and ridiculously powerful Mac Pro in America by opening a new factory in Arizona.

What's more, the new facility will be powered completely by renewable energy and will create 2,000 jobs.

The factory in Mesa is reported to be in partnership with mineral crystal firm GT Advanced Technologies and will make sapphire components for Apple devices.

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These include things like the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the new iPhone's camera lense.

Apple is keen to promote the 'Made in America' brand.

In a statement they said:

We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing initiative with a new facility in Arizona, creating more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing and construction. This new plant will make components for Apple products and it will run on 100% renewable energy from day one, as a result of the work we are doing with SRP to create green energy sources to power the facility.

Apple have in the past been criticised for the working conditions in their supplier's factories in China.

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