My 21.5 shipped yesterday - and it shipped from California instead of China!

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  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    I was very surprised by this. Does that mean that Apple are doing more assemblies in the US, or could it be that they've upped their QC regimen to inspect all iMacs at home base before sending them out?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It perhaps just means they had stock in a warehouse in California.
     
  3. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Or it could just mean that, yes. :)
     
  4. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    They do assemble some iMacs in the US. Once it arrives, it will be stated on the box and on the bottom of the stand of the actual iMac where it was assembled :)
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Mine too; everything other refurb product I have gotten came from China, my iMac from California.
     
  6. CaptMike macrumors regular

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    Also, the country of manufacture can be decoded by the units serial number
     
  7. Skyjamma macrumors member

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    @CaptMike: Pray tell, what are the country codes? Do you perhaps have a link?
     
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  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Some are now assembled in the US yes, but it's a very small proportion...Out of curiosity I just checked my new 2012 27" box..."Assembled in China" I think some assembly is now also carried out in Eire ( Ireland ) but the bulk of the work is still Chna based, and I wouldn't expect that to change.
     

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