iMac 5K - assembled in USA

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  1. mac.rumors macrumors regular

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    My second iMac 5k ordered 24th December Shipped from San Jose, CA and has a serial number starting with D, which according to a serial number lookup site is assembled in the USA.

    Very happy about this and wanted to let everyone know!
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Um, ok. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.
     
  3. retinaimac macrumors member

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    what site did you use for that info?
     
  4. mac.rumors thread starter macrumors regular

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    This: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html/

    Thanks.
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I can understand your happiness!
    Finally!
    This is a very good news!
    (It must be the same feeling when I checked my Sony Full HD TV set and it was made in Spain).
    Enjoy it!
     
  6. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I have no information on my mac. Just the date it was built. Weird!:eek:
     
  7. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Was it a customized or base model?
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I'd like to know that as well.

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    If it's a customized model I'd be really surprised.
     
  9. Doga macrumors regular

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    A week ago I took delivery of my new CTO iMac, a non-retina 27" 3.4 ghz i5 / GTX 775M with a 512 gig SSD - it too has a serial number starting with D, and was assembled in the U.S. :cool:
     
  10. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    The factory is all robotics. It doesn't create any American assembly line jobs of note for working class people.
     
  11. ra004e macrumors regular

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    Those where all Chinese made robots at the factory, correct?


    Sorry couldn't resist:)
     
  12. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Nevertheless it is a first step to see again on products "Made in USA"/"Assembled in USA".
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    For what benefit? I mean if its largely an automated factory, who cares if its made in the US or elsewhere. Personally, I don't care either way as long as its a quality product.
     
  14. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    First of all, even if it is an automated factory Americans work there.
    You don't care?

    a). http://www.macworld.com/article/286...phone-factory-but-is-it-all-apples-fault.html
    b). The QC of Apple products is no way the same as it used to be (and this is just one example that is a direct consequence of point a). (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1831979)
     
  15. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    At the very least it means American robot technicians. ;)
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple's QC issues are in no direct relation to where its made. I'm also not worked up where things are made.
     
  17. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    I didn't know the United States was the only country that didn't have labour violations.

    And to be on topic my refurb 2012 i5 Mac Mini serial starts with a D.
     
  18. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    The quality issues are very much related to where a product is made. Amongst others the BBC Documentry insinuated it as well.
    I don't think the robots making an iMac will fall asleep paying less and less attention to quality.
     
  19. mac.rumors thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is a BTO model with upgraded CPU, SSD and GPU.
     
  20. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Very nice, thanks.
     

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