Apple's Factories where are they ???

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  1. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Where are Apples factories loctaed, did a google but did not find much, just "the far east" etc.

    Where are the Mac's and iPods made etc. ??

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    They did have a plant in Cork, Ireland – all our office Power Macs were made there. I couldn't tell you off the top of my head if it's still open or not, though.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    They subcontracted/outsourced the work out to others ... most of the factories they owned have been sold, leased, or retasked.

    One of their biggest and oldest parts suppliers and factories is Foxconn/Hon Hai.

    Usually leaks about who is getting a new machine contract point to new machines.

    If Apple needs more machines/iPods made they have "hired" other factories to take up the slack.

    Edit Quanta, Asustek, Hon Hai, LG and others -- don't remember where the iPods and other stuff is done.

    From the 12-2004 10-k
     
  4. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks a lot for the info, just needed to know who and where they were made ;)

    If someone has any other info, I will gladly take it :D
     
  5. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    My iPod was assembled in Taiwan, and my Mighty Mouse was assembled in Malaysia (according the back plates at least). Still not that specific, but a bit closer in than 'the far east'!
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I've just found this article that might interest you... basically information that tells you how to decode your Macs serial number to find out where and when it was made. There's an (albeit incomplete) list of where Apple's factories are located.

    Link
     
  7. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    This is cool! Especially the online Mac Serial Decoder. :)
     
  8. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks a lot ;)
     
  9. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    It is better yes....thanks :p
     
  10. rdowns Suspended

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    As with most Apple information, Jobs keeps it top secret. Don't ask how I found out about this.
     

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  11. Melkor macrumors 6502

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    Ya it's still open. I live around 10-15 minutes away from it :p . The funny thing is I cant just buy stuff and collect it directly from there. They ship it out and ship it back lol.
     

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