Apple production

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by BeerDrinker29, Apr 27, 2002.

  1. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    Sorry if this is a silly question, but does Apple manufacture their systems in their own plants, or do they outsource to a third party company? So if they needed 5000 ibooks, for instance, do they tell Pete's Plant to produce 5000 of them? Thanks for feeding my curiosity.
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    well they usually have different parts made in different countries and different companies... like they had some asian (taiwan?) company to amde the lcd's for the new imacs.. but they never have one company make a whole product for them...




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  3. BeerDrinker29 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, Ok. Just to clarify then;
    The different comonents (screen, hard disk, etc.) are made by third parties (obviously) and then Apple puts it altogether themselves in their own manufacturing plants? So, Apple has entire factories where machines are built, then. It would be very interesting to see pictures of one of these..
     
  4. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the companies making the iBooks in particular, are Alpha Top and Quanta... both in Taiwan. I think the towers are the only Macs built in the US. .. but I don't think all of those are, either.
     
  5. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    IndyGopher, I think you can add Flextronics to that list. I read an article about them in Time a few months ago, and I believe they mentioned that Flextronics manufactured a certain Apple product (don't remember which) right along with a certain PC vendor's product (don't remember the vendor or the product).

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  6. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has a plant in Ireland, and they used to assemble the original iMac.
     
  7. cb911 macrumors 601

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    Does Apple have an assembly plant in Australia? that would mean that i wouldn't have to wait for the new TiBooks to come all the way from the U.S or asia somewhere!!:D
     
  8. Beej macrumors 68020

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    No, there is no Apple assembly plant in Australia. And if there was, they probably wouldn't know where it was. And if they found it, they'd probably wonder what it was. And if they worked it out, they'd probably wouldn't tell anyone it existed.

    Sorry... just don't like Apple Australia very much :mad:
     
  9. Ifeelbloated macrumors regular

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    Man, what the hec isn't made in Taiwan these days?
     
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    I read an article about this a while back but I couldn't find it.

    However, if I remember correctly, Apple has 3 assembly plants - 2 in the US and one in Ireland. They assemble towers, the original iMacs and I think some TiBooks. Everything else is outsourced mostly in the Pacific rim.
     
  12. Ifeelbloated macrumors regular

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    Hmm. I feel like Riverdancing now. My mac has the luck o' the Irish.
     

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