iMac's Assembled in the US

Discussion in 'iMac' started by OwenMeasures, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Location:
    London
    #1
    Apologise if this threat already exists, just couldn't find it...

    People who have received there new 2012 iMac in the US... does your say 'Assembled in the US' and people in the UK what does yours say?

    There were early reports that Apple had moved production to the US, but only seems to be for US orders!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. widow maker macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
  3. turtlez macrumors 6502a

    turtlez

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #3
    mine was done in china and is flawless. I doubt it matters who builds in in terms of quality but If I had to take a guess at which was better i'd say chinese because they're more masters at it than US. Repetition is the key to mastering something
     
  4. mushroomtip macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    #4
    mine was shipped from China, so I assume when it arrives , it will say assembled in China.
     
  5. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    #5
    I think you misunderstand the report. Apple has not moved iMac manufacturing to the US, there's simply a rumor that a future product (maybe a revised Mac Mini) will be assembled here.

    Historically, Apple has done final assembly on small numbers of Macs in one of its California plants. Both my 2009 27" i7 iMac and my 24" BTO iMac were assembled in the US.
     
  6. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Location:
    London
    #6
    Fixit, and other websites have photos of the back of there iMacs that clearly say 'Assembled in China'

    I'm not asking as a building quality but be interesting to see what Apple are doing.
     
  7. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    #7
    Nice observation but sadly you're totally wrong. While Apple's build quality is still good today, it was much better back in the day when all their Macs were made in the USA.
     
  8. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Location:
    Long Island/North Jersey
    #8
    I'd rather support MY people than some factory workers on the other side of the world. Especially when paying such a premium.
     
  9. turtlez macrumors 6502a

    turtlez

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #9
    lol, ok then. I choose to support any human no matter what race or country. Human is a human.

    ----------

    ok
     
  10. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Location:
    UK
    #10
    You've got evidence to back up that assertion?
     
  11. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    #11
    And other than me buying Macs exclusively since 1998, how would you expect me to produce evidence for you?
     
  12. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Location:
    Long Island/North Jersey
    #12
    Well obviously the fact that you're Australian means that you shouldn't care if its made in the US. However, you're going to tell me you'd rather have a Mac made in China than from your homeland? By the why Chinese isn't a race, it's an ethnicity. Outsourcing so much is the cause for so many lost jobs.
     
  13. mrbrown macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Location:
    Ozark, Missouri
    #13
    There were actually iMacs that were assembled here in the US, specifically the newest revision. There was an article here on MR about it as soon as they started popping up. However, it appears it may have just been temporary and Apple shifted production back to China.

    Here's the source.
     
  14. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    #14
    Every generation of iMacs have had a few assembled in the US, my previous two were assembled in the USA, however it's a very small percentage of the total volume.
     
  15. USAntigoon, Feb 7, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013

    USAntigoon macrumors regular

    USAntigoon

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Location:
    Rochester Hills, MI
    #15
  16. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #16
    lmao I guess that is why Chinese made stuff nowadays lasts a lifetime. :rolleyes:
     
  17. turtlez macrumors 6502a

    turtlez

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    #17
    you're not thinking right. It is the materials used not the way it was constructed. Most Chinese stuff you see is cheap materials.

    ----------

    I wasn't calling them a race I was generalising the whole world that is why i said race or country.

    I can understand that you want stuff to be made in your homeland because of job losses etc but all I am trying to say to the OP is that quality wise shouldn't matter where it was built yeah?
     
  18. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Location:
    UK
    #18
    If you've got nothing but personal experience, then perhaps you should be saying that rather than that someone is "totally wrong." Anecdotal evidence is not really evidence.

    And for everyone that claims x years of Apple experience there will be someone who claims x+1 with a completely different story until we get back to the garage.
     
  19. OlegPasko macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Location:
    UA
  20. perspectivebass macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    #20
    Well its cheaper no manufacture in China so i can understand why things gets outsourced. We in the west want to much salary to compete with china, vietnam, india.

    It more our self to blame then china or any other.

    And if apple is planning to manufacture everything in the US count my word for price increases for all you apple products.

    as long we dont want to pay more for our products for mostly the same built quality then more and more things will be outsourced.
     
  21. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #21
    Refurb?
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #22


    While I agree that materials influence quality, the workmanship in chinese factories is lacking. If you leave a chinese factory after training for your product on how they assemble it, they start skimming material quality plus make shodier work to get more faster and to even make more to sell on black markets. Also many workers work more hours than they should for pennies on the dollars (is an expression) so they work tired and unhappy which makes shoddier work.

    Any factory worker can make something good with practice, what changes the quality of a worker is the conditions of working/living plus training & materials
    Also, there are so many looking for jobs in factories there, so most have never made any product until they get hired.
    Many of them do not have past experience making stuff in factories to say they are better skilled than others.
     
  23. HenryDJP, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

    HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    #23
    Well 15 years of personal experience purchasing multiple Macs over the years qualifies me to know if the build quality differed after changing the manufacturing from the US to China. Sounds like you want me to be wrong. Not sure what your issue is? You're coming up with your own theory of why I'm wrong, I'm speaking from many years of owning Macs. The guy I replied to said China is better at manufacturing than the US. Lemme guess, you're not from the USA right? I highly doubt that most people that have used Macs exclusively as long as I have will come here and state that Macs of the earlier years that were made USA had worse build quality than Macs of today that are made in China.
     
  24. OlegPasko macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Location:
    UA
    #24
    Nope, new late 2012 model.
     
  25. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

    virginblue4

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #25
    I heard that some were being built in Ireland. Wondering where mine will come from? Probably China. I'd like a US one though :)
     

Share This Page