Got tracking for my 8 core, but where does it ship from

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JustGotAMAC, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. JustGotAMAC macrumors newbie

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    Oddly, Apple updated the status of my Mac pro "ocho" with a tracking number yesterday (4-25-07), but the tracking number was generated for 4-26-07. I notice that it's being shipped using FedEx express service coming out of SHENZHEN CN (China.) My question is where exactly are Mac Pro's built? And, has that always been the case, or different in this event since it was customized?

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    For what it's worth, my mac was built with the following specs:

    3.00 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    1GB 667 DDR2 FB DMM ECC-2x512
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
    250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
    16x SuperDrive DL
    Airprt Extrm & BT 2.0+EDR
    Apple Kybd & Wrls Mgty Ms
    Mac OS X
    Country Kit
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

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  3. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    Mine was built in China. But I've heard Apple has two more assembly plants, one in California and another in Ireland. Looks like yours is coming from the land brought to you by Marco Polo.
     
  4. Alican macrumors regular

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    That's weird. I live in London and mine is coming from Cork, Ireland. Surely they'd save a few tons of CO2 if they could supply the East cost of America from Ireland as well. The west coast could be served from california
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    maybe the ireland factory isn't productive enough to supply the eastern US.
     
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    My friend in the Apple plant here in Ireland told me it supplys mainly Ireland, Britain and parts of Europe. He also told me that they mainly make just desktop machines like Imacs and Macpro's. I must ask him again :)
     
  7. tobysdesk macrumors newbie

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    Apple does not care about the environment. They have some of the worst manufacturing and recylcing programs in the electronics industry currently.
     
  8. Alican macrumors regular

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    I'd be interested to know if they fly them to distribution points in the UK or if they come by road and ferry. Mine's coming via a reseller.
     
  9. caveman_uk Guest

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    I think the Irish plant assembles just PowerMacs - my G4 was assembled there. I'm pretty sure everything else other than powermacs comes entirely from China - for UK Apple store customers it's airfreighted first to Holland or Germany then to Stansted and finally by road to the customer.

    BTW Tobysdesk - are you a plant for Greenpeace? :D
     
  10. Alican macrumors regular

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    Gosh with all that airfreighting, it's hard to see how they can keep to their 5 day deadline for delivery of customised macpros, or just 24 hours for an off the shelf model
     
  11. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    The answer is in your question... Shenzhen, China.

    Macs (laptops and desktops) sold in the US and Canada have always been made in China by Quanta and FoxConn (Hon Hai). The Ireland plant makes Macs (maybe only Mac Pros) for Europe only. Sometimes they have a few in stock in California (but these are still built in China), likely they keep only a few in stock and when stock runs out they ship directly from China. My Mac Pro shipped from Rancho Cordova, California this time, but I bet if I look at where it was built, it'll say China. My PowerMac G5 shipped from Shenzen China.

    It's been several years since Macs were made in California.

    And by the way, your Mac Pro will stop in Alaska, and then head south from there.
     
  12. speekez macrumors 6502

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    My BTO Quad was ordered on a Monday night and received the same week on Thursday. I live in California. I suspect they must have had one fitting my requested configuration ready to go.
     
  13. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    My Mac Pro was built in week 50 of 2006 (December) and was shipped from Bloomington, CA (built in factory G8, which should be in the US)...

    from the Chipmunk website (serial number not included here):

    Model: Mxxxx Mac Pro (Quad Xeon) 2.66GHz
    Bus speed: 1.33GHz
    Factory: G8 (USA)

    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 50 (December)
    Production number: 4863 (within this week)

    Tracking data was:
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  14. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    No it won't! It will first head north, and then, without making a turn, start heading south (right after crossing the North Pole).
     
  15. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    You got an octo core with 1gb RAM? I sure hope you're going to stick some aftermarket in that bad boy. Anything less would be a mockery to its power :eek:
     
  16. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    From the code on my serial number (not CN), my mac pro was assembled in the US (see my earlier post). The label (the label is customized for your bto mac pro including serial numbers, configuration, and mac addresses) states:
    "Designed by Apple in California
    Computer Assembled in U.S.A.,
    Other Items as Marked Thereon"

    (the other items referring to the mouse, keyboard, etc.).

    cheers.
     
  17. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, my Mac Pro says that too! I thought they shut down their US plant years ago.
     
  18. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    I had assumed that, as well. I'm not sure if any other models are assembled in the US, though (iMac?). I think that I may have seen someone posting of a Cork assembled Mac Pro in the US. My guess is that they deliver some from overseas when supplies make it more cost effective (than delaying orders). Or maybe it has something to do with BTO options? Mine was also ordered through the academic institution (not the one for individual academic users) store. All the laptops are assembled in China, I believe.

    The Chipmunk site is pretty cool http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    cheers.
     
  19. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    My chipmunk results:

    Model: Mxxxx Mac Pro (Quad Xeon) 2.66GHz
    Bus speed: 1.33GHz
    Factory: G8 (USA)code_to_number:

    Production year: 1997
    Production week: 15 (April)
    Production number: 10 (within this week)

    Curious as to why my production year is 1997.... everything else seems to be right.

    My Mac Pro shipped directly from California to Austin, TX.
     
  20. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    There must be a mistake in the algorithm. That's pretty funny. Bet you didn't know you got a 10 year old computer! ;). My guess is that it was updated last year and hasn't been corrected for the change in year (somewhere I have seen a detailed explanation of what each part of the serial number corresponds to; the first two characters refer to the factory, the rest...). My build date certainly seemed pretty good since it was built in week 50 and shipped in week 52, including the fact that the holidays were mixed in then. My ordering had been a nightmare since the budget office initially rejected the purchase justification (the department was using the same justification for each computer purchase, which they finally caught on to). And then the box sat in the office for a couple of weeks because my phone number wasn't in the University directory (Doh!).

    Cheers.
     
  21. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    See here http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._bad_air_apple_tv_trademarks_adobe_betas.html is a recent article from AppleInsider which says that production was moved to Taiwan (which of course then was moved to mainland China in later years as Taiwan "matured").

     
  22. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    I believe that this article is only partially true. I have read elsewhere that they moved some assembly from Northern California (e.g. Elk Grove) to Southern California (which Bloomington would qualify as). Now, assembly doesn't really mean a whole lot, since almost every part in there is probably made in China, or elsewhere (like a lot of "domestic" cars). Don't know if any of the iMacs are assembled in the US anymore (but I wouldn't be surprised if they're not).

    cheers.
     
  23. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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  24. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    It must cost Apple a fortune to make their machines here in Ireland. Cause everything here is oh so expensive. Altho it's pretty handy for them to get the Intel equipment with there fab here in Ireland too :)
     
  25. brooker macrumors regular

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    When i visited Ireland last year (awesome country, btw), i learned a lot of interesting things about the recent history.

    For those who don't know, Ireland has had a massive economic turn around in the last decade or so, and is now one of the most expensive countries in Europe. Quite the change from the international image of poor potato farmers! From what i gathered, this was in a large part due to some very clever corporate tax structures. The gov't made it very cheap for large (esp tech) companies to set up shop. This resulted in a lot of the major tech players settling in, bringing lots of jobs to the generally young and tech-savvy population. That's why Intel also has a fab there, eh?

    So, whatever the general costs may be, they are likely offset by gov't tax breaks that keep them in-country.

    Well done, Ireland!
     

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