Apple has come under heavy criticism in recent months for outsourcing its production line to China, but manufacturing Apple products in the U.S. would take a significant chunk out of Apple's profits.
The Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, a research group at the University of Manchester, estimates that Apple's gross profits for the iPhone would drop by about a third if the company manufactured the product in the U.S. instead of China.
Apple currently makes a profit of $452 on each iPhone (a gross profit of 71.9%)
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