2019 iMac "Assembled in..."

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  1. codernova macrumors member

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    Curious where everyone's iMacs were assembled.

    My googling tells me that possibly they are all mostly put together in China, and then Build To Order (BTO) machines are shipped for final assembly to either Ireland or the USA. Not sure how accurate that is.

    Simply out of curiosity, where was your 2019 iMac assembled?
     
  2. Returnoftheimac macrumors newbie

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    Ireland :) same as me.

    Apple are in Cork since 1980 almost 40 years. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Yes. China.

    Except for the fact that prices are expected to rise very soon because of the new tariffs, this is important why?
     
  4. codernova thread starter macrumors member

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    Important to me? It isn't. It's interesting and I'd mentioned it was out of curiosity.
     
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  6. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Nothing wrong with that. Because of the tariffs, it's something we need to know. If planning to buy, do so before Apple passes the costs on to all of us.

    Even if the labor is here (Austin) or EU (Ireland) the components still come from China as it states in my BTO iMac Pro About this Mac screen. Those components are definitely on the list.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 604

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    opened 'machineprofile' (free, appstore); forgot about that app. mine's china (a 'build-to-order) model.
     
  8. AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    They are probably assembled in China, where one or two listening and tracking chips are strategically placed within the circuitry (called motherboard not too long ago). That's probably done to a lot of cellphones, TVs, and other electronic devices built overseas, too. :)
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 604

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    not probably, they are assembled in china, with at least one or two listening devices, maybe more... :rolleyes:
     
  10. AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    There was something like that on the news a year of so ago. I believe that Apple denied it, but who knows...? :)
     
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    that would explain why, when i move about the room, the imac noticeably shifts it's angle on my desk. am sure it's physically tracking me...
     
  13. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Everyone who tested and declared that nonsense for what it was, perhaps?
     
  14. AlaskaMoose, May 19, 2019
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    :D
    --- Post Merged, May 19, 2019 ---
    Don't forget that some smart TVs that incorporate a camera can keep an eye on you when watching TV :)

    But as long as you don't do anything illegal, it should be fine. Now, texting while sitting on the toilet could turn into an embarrassing situation, at least for the hacker who's controlling the cellphone camera.
     
  15. nihil0 macrumors regular

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    I was told by Apple Premium Reseller online store support that EU BTOs are built in Ireland.
     

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