BTO in Shanghai?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirkbross, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    I ordered a BTO iMac for my godson last August (added RAM) and the estimated shipping date went from 24 hours to two weeks. It shipped from Shanghai.

    Does anyone know if Apple products are assembled in China or if (all or some) are built in the U.S.A. and shipped to China for the BTO phase? (which would seem like a waste of time and money to pop in a DIMM, even considering labor savings.)

    I guess the simpler question is:Besides components being made in various countries, where are Mac Pros assembled?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    My old G4 iMac 800MHz was assembled in Shanghai. The Powermac G4 733MHz D/A that I'm typing this on was assembled in the USA. I don't know where my "ready for shipment" MP is coming from. As soon as I get tracking I should be able to post on its origin.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    The parts are made in Taiwan, then shipped to China to be assembled;)
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    The Mac Pro is assembled in Orange County, CA. The spec label on mine says "Computer Assembled in USA, Other items marked thereon."
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    Hmmm... I wonder if they are all assembled in Orange County or if some are built in China.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Apple assembles in many locations including..

    Cork, Ireland
    Fremont, Ca.
    Elk Grove, Ca.
    Shanghai, China

    and others
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    Is there any way of insuring you get one built in a certain place?

    Also, I wonder if the location has anything to do with some of the problems we've seen in some of the new Mac Pros.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    ErikAndre

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    Since FedEX shows Fremont, CA for my MP, I suppose that's where it was assembled (?).
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was shipped from Cork, Ireland to the UK.
     

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