Apple Manufacturing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smithy566, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Smithy566 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Everyone,

    I'm more just curious, but does anyone know where the laptops are built? I'm assuming they have various manufactuing plants dotted about. The reason I ask is that I just ordered a new laptop (from here in the UK) and am wondering which country it is coming from.

    Should make for some interesting comments :)
     
  2. moel macrumors 6502

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    The only things that are 'dotted about' are the repair centres.

    for Europe, it'll either disappear to Germany or Ireland.
     
  3. WardC macrumors 68030

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  4. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    if you have Netflix, search for "Objectified". Features a few minutes on how MBP's are made by Mr. Ive himself. It's available for streaming.
     
  6. Primus84 macrumors 6502

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    The OP is in the UK not the USA.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    No need for netflix, youtube has it..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fe800C2CU

    Apple sure has a hard on for aluminum nowadays.
     
  8. ReflexReact macrumors 6502

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    If you ordered a standard model with no customisations, then it'll get shipped from uk. Turn around time last week was 48 hours, although this could easily have been 24 if I had ordered in the morning.

    If you customise in any way, it's coming from China and will take longer!
     
  9. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Surprising because the cost of aluminum has skyrocketed in the past years. Guess they just pass on the costs to us.
     
  10. deus ex machina macrumors regular

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    As stated, China. For fun, you can locate Chinese sites offering MacBook Pros for half the price that they sell for in the US. Of course, I wouldn't trust them...
     

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