MacBook Pro ships from China?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigRose, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. BigRose macrumors newbie

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    I thought Apple products were assembled in the US. I ordered a MacBook Pro and its being shipped from China. Am I mis-informed? or is this due to a "pending" new release of the macbook pro?
     
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  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Very few computers are actually assembled in the U.S. any more, or even consumer electronics of any kind. It's all from the Far East.
     
  4. BubbaMc macrumors regular

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    They're designed in the US, not assembled.
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    It's shipped from Shanghai, while the iDevices are shipped from the southern city of Shenzhen (near Hong Kong).

    If MBPs are assembled in the US you will see a $3,000- price tag for 15". :D
     
  6. Groucho Marx macrumors newbie

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    Every apple product you buy contributes to the trade deficit.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    And it's your fault.
     
  8. Groucho Marx macrumors newbie

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    Yes we the elite have sent most of the manufacturing jobs overseas so we can make a big profit and let americans have cheap crap to buy.
     
  9. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    You should know how little Apple is actually paying Chinese factories to get the machines. Their margins are very huge. :cool:
     
  10. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Where are all the apologists for moving jobs out of the US? Usually they immediately post about how bad US workers are, how iPods would cost $1000 if made here, etc.

    Perhaps they are pulling other duty today. Mending suicide nets, dumping waste into the nearby river, using Garage Band to come up with another company song for tomorrow morning's 4 am company songfest (the theme is "glorious wonderfulness of Foxcon and its benevolent and wise leadership").
     
  11. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Even the ones built here are their built to order models, at least that how it is with the high end Sony Vaio like the F or Z for ex.
     
  12. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    All MacBook Pro's are assembled in China by cute little Chinese girls with surgical masks.
     
  13. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of military electronics hardware is built in USA. A lot of farming equipment electronics is also built here
     
  14. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    America, like most of the western world, has outsourced the vast majority of its manufacturing.
    All current apple products say: "Designed by Apple in California"
    "Assembled in China"
     
  15. croooow macrumors 65816

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    They are assembled in China, but some ship from inside the US. My MBP shipped from PA to Northern VA, according to FedEx. It was a BTO but a popular one (they had a few popular configurations on the top of the "Configure your MacBook Pro" page, you could just select one and several options were changed, 7200rpm drive, with HR Glossy was mine.) so I think they sent a number of pre-built MacBooks to the US to be stored until ordered to cut down on shipping time.

    Is your MBP a BTO?
     
  16. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Bachman Turner Overdrive?
     
  19. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Why the surprise?

    How else can a U.S. company amass $60,000,000,000 in idle cash?
     
  20. stylewriter macrumors member

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    Fine by me until they reach the same standard of living we have in the US. Chinese consumer spending is increasing rapidly(outstripping their increase in production) and the US is still the largest manufacturer in the world.
     
  21. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Manufacturer of what? Electronics?
     
  22. stylewriter macrumors member

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    The US is the largest manufacturer of stuff measured in dollars. Most European countries have been barely keeping their heads above water for some time while 2008 was the only year the US declined in production in over a 100 years. China will become the largest manufacturing economy, but they have ten times the population of the US, so that makes sense.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-...e-rise-of-manufacturing-costs-in-china-2010-7

    http://investing.curiouscatblog.net/2011/01/04/top-15-manufacturing-countries-in-2009/
     
  23. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    I personally believe that it has little to do with the workforce and everything to do with the government and politics. The US is simply too expensive to do business in. Between unions, taxes, healthcare, and a huge multitude of legal issues, it's just too cost prohibitive to do business here.

    Here in Virginia, by EPA mandate, we're going to be charging all property owners a fee based on the size of the land they own and it's potential to wash grass and organic debris into the river and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay where it causes algae. That's right, owning land is now environmentally unfriendly and businesses, especially manufacturing businesses get to foot the bill with zero regard to any environmentally friendly things they do.
     

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