Retina iMac USA built

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  1. mgb1120 macrumors 6502

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    Ordered a custom i7 512ssd 290x and it is shipping from CA, are these built in the US now? Was surprised
     
  2. kjm18 macrumors 6502

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    Only custom order macs are assembled in the U.S. the stock ones are manufactured in China except the Mac Pro which is assembled in the U.S. regardless if stock or custom
     
  3. mgb1120, Feb 17, 2015
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    mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh nice didn't know that, my dad's iMac was custom and it shipped from China
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    My retina iMac (i7/32/512/M295X, self-upgraded RAM) also shipped from the US, along with my two nMPs (each 12-core/64/1TB/D700).
     
  5. mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice!
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    My launch-day BTO Retina iMac shipped from China. It must have been more recently when they started shipping from the U.S.

    You also mentioned owning a 13" rMBP, 15" rMBP (with 1 TB SSD), 21.5" iMac, and 2014 Mac mini. How are you affording all these Macs?
     
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    yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I've 12 separate Macs, each of which are financed by my job as a full-time software dev at one of the largest companies in Silicon Valley (can't name it publicly for some reasons) and also as a cinematographer. Each of them's crucial to my work, and it does help that my job pays me really well. Plus, my freelancing work in photography has yielded me quite a fair amount too.

    3 iMacs (late-2013 21.5" and 27", one 5k iMac)
    4 MBPs (late-2013 13" rMBP baseline from a lucky draw given to my mom, BTO late-2013 13" rMBP, maxed-out late-2013 15" and a maxed-out early-2011 15")
    2 nMPs, identically maxed out for cinematography work and bare-metal hypervisor for several VMs
    1 Mac Mini (2012 2.6GHz QC as a HTPC and living room system)
    1 13" MacBook Air mid-2013, maxed out.
    1 company-supplied mid-2012 13" cMBP which I barely use.
     
  8. iBighouse, Feb 20, 2015
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    Anyone know the URL of the website that can lookup your iMac's manufacturing location based on serial number? I saw a thread somewhere about it.

    Update...

    I doubt any iMac's are assembled in the USA. As a prior poster said, it's just custom Macs and all Mac Pros.

    To see what week/year and what factory yours was made in, visit:

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html/

    And plug in your serial number.
     
  9. hkoster1 macrumors regular

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    My CTO Retina iMac (see sig) was apparently assembled in Ireland, at least it was shipped from there.
     
  10. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Great link, thanks! Mine is made in China, Quanta!
     
  11. dyt1983, Feb 20, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
     
  12. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    My i7,32GB, 295, 1 TB SSD iMac also came from CA.
     
  13. mgb1120, Feb 20, 2015
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    mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you like it?!
     
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  15. kelon111, Feb 20, 2015
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    kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    You might want to dissemble it to see how many parts inside are actually made in China.
     
  16. mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All the parts
     
  17. mgb1120, Feb 23, 2015
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    mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Received my custom build order and well the casing is discolored and scratched up on both sides. Machine runs great. Are these casing refurbished if they are assembled in us? Little ticked off.
     

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  18. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    If you bought it directly from Apple, you have 14 days to return it for any reason. You can either request an exchange or your money back. I'd recommend doing so if you are not 100% satisfied. Mentioning the problem here doesn't really help you.
     
  19. wrz0170 macrumors regular

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    Just placed an order for our custom Retina iMac. Order said March 5 for delivery to Apple store. Being that customs are assembled in Ca., have the lead times been better than expected, expected or later?
     
  20. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Mine cam 2 days before it was scheduled to the store. Live in Ca.

     
  21. wrz0170 macrumors regular

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    I'm on the other coast. So it looks like it could be a day before or on the date given.
     

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