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A "Computer Assembled in USA" sticker made its way onto an iMac purchased this weekend

Apple may be assembling certain hardware in the United States instead of China, according to a recent CNN Money report. 

The report referred to a reader, Aaron Gong, that purchased a new 21-inch iMac at an Apple Store in San Jose, California last weekend. When he opened the box, the label said "Computer Assembled in USA" rather than China, which is normally the case. 

This is a bit of an odd case, though, since the iMac was an in-stock, entry-level model that had no custom specifications at all. In the past, only "made-to-order" iMacs were assembled in the U.S. 

This doesn't mean that Apple is moving all of its hardware -- or even just iMac -- manufacturing the U.S. Another 21-inch iMac buyer purchased his product at the Manhattan Apple Store last week and had an "Assembled in China" label on it. 

It's not clear what's going on with Apple's assembly locations, but Gong's Saturday iMac purchase has certainly raised a few questions. 

Apple's gadgets are mainly manufactured and assembled at its Foxconn plants in China, but these plants have had several issues this year ranging from poor working conditions to employee abuse in the way of excessive overtime, crowded dorms, and low pay. 

Source: CNN



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RE: Question.....
By GotThumbs on 12/3/2012 3:42:16 PM , Rating: 3
I Don't like the fact that this "story" has a BS/misleading title...but I realize the media loves to stretch/cross the boundaries of clear reporting.

since no way should "Made in the USA" be derived from
quote:
Computer Assembled in USA


Not surprised, but simply disappointed.......again.


RE: Question.....
By GotThumbs on 12/3/2012 3:43:56 PM , Rating: 1
My mistake. I should have noticed the author of this "Story".

Not surprised at all.

Best wishes,


RE: Question.....
By messele on 12/4/2012 2:19:41 AM , Rating: 2
You should realise by now that DailyTech do not have journalists, they have kids who steal stories from other websites, inject their own opinion, cunningly disguised as fact, then pump it out for more kids to get in a froth over and take as gospel.


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