My 2012 BTO 21.5" iMac is "assembled in Ireland"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrMister111, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    Yesterday received my top end 21.5" with fusion iMac, I live in UK

    I had read about the "assembled in USA", well I've just checked mine and it says "Assembled in Ireland"

    I'm presuming as mine has a fusion, it may have been added there or something?
  2. Adam552 macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2006
    Liverpool, UK.
    o_O ahhhh Irish iMacs :p

    Interesting, guess Apple are expanding not just in the US. Could well be assembling all across the globe.
  3. richest macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2012
    My order I was told to be built in Cork, Ireland.
    A 27in BTO.
  4. Siderz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    Mine says Assembled in Ireland as well.

    Came from Ireland.

    Funny, it went from Cork, to Shannon, to some place in Germany (Forgot the name now), and finally to Stansted in the UK.
  5. iLondoner macrumors 6502


    Cork is Apple's european headquarters with nearly 3000 employees , but I wasn't aware of any assembly work.
  6. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
  7. maehara macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2003
    Northern Ireland
    Indeed. Genuine Irish machine would be an iMc. :)

    (In Northern Ireland, waiting on a BTO 27". Curious to see where it gets assembled now...)
  8. Tri-stan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Dell used to build high quality machines in Ireland until they shipped it to Turkey, China etc. I will be pleased to receive a built in Ireland 27" BTO knowing that it has been put together correctly.
  9. chrismarle macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
  10. Siderz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    It says it on the bottom of the stand.

  11. Dduval macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    Unless of course, the factory workers visit the ole Irish pub on breaks and lunches...:D
  12. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  13. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    I saw a picture somewhere that had an original Macintosh from 1984 made in Ireland so this is nothing new.
  14. tevion5 macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2011
    UCD, Ireland
    Just to resurrect this ancient thread, I am Irish and collect lots of Macs.

    The Cork plant has been here since 1980 and opened by Jobs himself. Of the many apple products I own, most of which are listed in my signature, my Macintosh Classic II, Power Macintosh 8600, iMac G3 Lime (I think!), Power Mac G4 Quicksilver and Power Mac G5 Quad were all built in Ireland.

    Nice as a collector to know most of what I own was built in my home country. My Apple II and Mac 512k are both from the California plant. While not Ireland, it's still the original Apple factory.

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