Apple Computers: Made in the USA?
December 3, 2012 2:19 PM
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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
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
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
in China, but these plants have had several issues this year ranging from poor working conditions to employee abuse in the way of
, crowded dorms, and low pay.
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RE: Gotta love the way with words...
12/8/2012 1:17:54 AM
Not just us. China named a town "Usa" so companies could put "Made in Usa" on labels.
When I worked for a freight brokerage I learned that Wal-mart was buying its bleach from a company called KIK in Canada. Canadian truckers would drive it across the border into a warehouse owned by a dummy corporation. The Canadian trucks would be unloaded, the pallets would be reloaded onto American trucks, paperwork would be signed and - voila!- it was now American bleach as it left and rolled towards Wal-Mart's warehouses, and it was marketed as American bleach in their stores.
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