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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: Gotta love the way with words...
By dark matter on 12/3/2012 6:24:02 PM , Rating: 2
Apple designed ALL of their chips, and ALL of their circuit boards??? I don't think so.

Pretty sure the Memory chips are Samsung designed.

Pretty sure that the screens were also designed outside the USA.

But hey, why let facts spoil your 100%.


RE: Gotta love the way with words...
By Nortel on 12/3/12, Rating: -1
By menting on 12/3/2012 9:42:26 PM , Rating: 2
i'm pretty sure Samsung designed the resisters and capacitors.
They didn't invent resisters and capacitors, but they certainly designed how it was to be sized and laid out in the layout of the die.


By menting on 12/3/2012 9:45:45 PM , Rating: 2
forgot to add that Apple can claim to have designed the phone and maybe the PCB design (and now also the CPU), but they can't claim to have designed all the components.


RE: Gotta love the way with words...
By RetroLooser on 12/3/12, Rating: 0
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/5/2012 11:47:09 AM , Rating: 2
You, Pirks, create new names to mock people, yet have the audacity to tell others to get a girlfriend.

And to sit here and claim it's not you, people aren't stupid. Everyone knows it's you. You are the ONLY one who mocks people by using names that resemble the person you are mocking.

And that DT continues to allow this, is pretty pathetic as well.


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