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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: short memory
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/4/2012 1:46:39 PM , Rating: 1
what about the SDK(an apple invention)
LOL, they may have "invented" their OWN SDK but they didn't invent the SDK in general.

ugh, there i go, writing too much
Yep, and mostly useless drivel.

i am convinced most of the apple haters don't actually know anyhting about the tech and the benefits of running os X (native productivity apps and unix side by side) pss. go fuck yourselves DT
I am convinced most don't care about OSX... or Apple for that matter.

RE: short memory
By epollyon on 12/4/2012 9:57:29 PM , Rating: 2
hey buddy, great reply. go read about nextstep and the introduction of what was then called a "kit". it included the first interface builder. some day you'll grow up to be just as clueless as everyone on this website. you're ahead of the curve, buddy. you must think apple is the big bad tech company and that its cool to go against them. good job, buddy! :P

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