Is the new Mac Mini still made in China? I got mine shipped from US

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  1. enochpeng macrumors regular

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    I just ordered mine yesterday and it was shipped from the states instead of China. I'm guessing they just have all the stock in the US?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Look on the unit, it should say made in communist China.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It has been sitting in a warehouse in the US since last year. :D

    Still made in China...
     
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i love the manufactured in china, but assembled in usa stickers on certain objects.

    if you are going to cut costs by making your parts in china. just assemble it there too. fur rreel :cool:
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    You must be talking about the cardboard, its still made here.:D Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans scratch their heads....why is the economy tanking...hmmm.
     
  6. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    :eek: Those guys are commies? They why are we seeing a rudimentary free market?

    I kid, I kid. Yes, practically everything Apple sells is Made in China. I think the only thing I own that wasn't is the Mighty Mouse that came with my Mac - Made in Malaysia. No chance in hell Apple would manufacture anything in the USA. It would eat into those 30-50% profit margins they enjoy.
     
  7. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Manufactured in China



    Price Raped in the U.S.
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    What?

    $599 for a slot-less computer with no keyboard, mouse, or LCD monitor?

    $200 more for an extra 1 Gig RAM and a 360 Gig hard drive?

    :eek:

    (runs and hides...)

    :D
     
  9. DHart macrumors 6502

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    Macs have been made in China for years... and they're great quality units.

    I just ordered a new MacMini CTO (base model, 120GB, 1GB RAM, but with 2.26GHz CPU) from the AppleStore online... within several hours I received an e-mail that FedEx had picked it up in SHENZHEN CN and it was on it's way to me in Washington State, USA. Scheduled to arrive Tuesday. It's going to be a long weekend waiting. :( Oh well, I've got 6 other Macs to keep me busy (I own a portrait photography studio - all Mac)... but I've been wanting a Mini for a long time.

    MacMall "appears" to have the 2.26GHz units in stock ready to ship as well. But a phone call is required to be sure. I am sure they were made in China, however.
     
  10. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    Quality has gone down the they are no longer made in the US or Ireland.



    even though I have a GREAT time when I am in Shenzen and its not computer related. :cool:
     
  11. DHart macrumors 6502

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    Could be. Fortunately, however, the half dozen or so Macs I have which were made in China have performed flawlessly.
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If the quality has gone down, it's not because of the country where they're made, it's because of Apple. They want to keep prices low and profits high and they choose the cheapest raw materials.

    It's good that they build 'em in China because employers has much better work moral than in USA
     
  13. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    I think you are getting China and Japan confused.
     
  14. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No I'm not. Factory workers get usually ridiculously paid so their moral is low (it can be compared to MC's burger flippers who spits to burger). But in China and other "poor" Asian countries they are happy if they even have a job so their moral is quite high.

    Japan is a different thing, they have high education
     
  15. bigbird macrumors 6502

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    Not all of them. My 2008 Mac Pro dual quad 2.8 was manufactured in Rancho Cordova, California, a suburb of Sacramento.
     
  16. DHart macrumors 6502

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    Bigbird... I stand corrected. I checked my own MacPro Dual Quad-Core 2.8 and at the end of the serial # on the plate on the bottom of the interface panel the letters "USA" appear. I presume that indicates a USA-made MacPro? All of my iMacs and MacBooks were made in China.
     
  17. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Rancho Cordova? Are you sure its not Elk Grove, CA?(where the Apple facility is)
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    And China doesn't?
     
  19. Michael Belisle macrumors member

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    They might have standard models here already. I ordered a 2.26 GHz model and it was in Shenzhen, China last Thursday and on my doorstep today.
     
  20. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Not to the same degree. Japan = 99% adult literacy, while China = 90%.

    Also, according to the 2007/08 Human Development Index for education, Japan = 0.946 (8th in the world), while China = 0.837 (81st in the world).
     
  21. inVaUSA macrumors newbie

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    China on a Sunday

    Well, I ordered mine on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised to see it ship a few hours later because of time zones... it was already Monday in China.

    now i just have to wait 4 days for it to arrive from across the world.
     
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  23. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    and how do you figure this? from propaganda photographs? "higher" morale than if your job in China is to work in a coal mine? perhaps, high morale as a whole? i highly doubt that
     

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