U. S. A. U. S. A. U. S. A. ! [Will AMERICAN MADE MINI be announced next week?]

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  1. MeeMac macrumors regular

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    USA, USA, USA!

    Will the new AMERICAN MADE MAC MINI be announced next week? Finally, after much design and development, will APPLE make their return voyage to America with a new MAC MINI that is MADE IN THE USA this holiday season?

    What do YOU think will be some of the features this little Red, White, and Blue Beauty can bring to the Apple Family, and the stock market?

    Buy the stock pre-announcement; while you can still afford it.
    :):apple:
     
  2. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I'm guessing you're excited about it possibly being made in the USA.
     
  3. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    It's going to be red white and blue? Awesome! I hope it has stars on it.
     
  4. Slippery Gimp macrumors member

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    I've wondered for a while if this is why there have been no leaks at all about any potential new Mini. Produce low volume stuff in the US.
     
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    1. No, it won't happen. Possibly in October, just a guess

    2. USA ? No
     
  7. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    And cost three times as much?
     
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  9. G4er? macrumors 6502a

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    Made? No.
    Assembled? Perhaps.

    Huge difference.
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Just like the 'Union Jack', oh goody!
     
  11. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    And I want it to have SHOOTING stars and ROCKETS on it! Booyah!
     
  12. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    If they make it in the USA there will be a 4 month waiting list like the Mac Pro. :)
     
  13. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    That was INSANE!
     
  14. techn9ne macrumors member

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    Is there some reason people are speculating this? Rumors? Apple hinting at it? I mean, if that's the case - that's cool, but as someone said above, it might just be an American assembly. If it does happen to be USA-made or assembled, it will probably solve all of the US economy problems.
     
  15. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Well if you want to get technical then the Mac Pro isn't made here either. I know for a fact all the Xeons I have seen were not made in the US. I'm sure most of the parts in that machine weren't made here either, however the boards received their components, the case was made, and everything was assembled and the machine was shipped from the US.
     
  16. iZac macrumors 68000

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    I'm hoping for eagle beak inlays, giant redwood edging and sponsorship deals stuck all over it to resemble a NASCAR. Daytonnnnnnnnaaaaaa
     
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  18. G4er? macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. Apple got all this praise because people are too stupid to understand the truth.
     
  19. Ambush083 macrumors regular

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    I don't know if those Macs can handle all that freedom.
     
  20. Beliblis macrumors regular

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    Made (or assembled) in the USA? I couldn't care less! But as long as they don't put a discrete GPU into the machine, I'm game!
    Suffering from MBP Radeongate, and looking at Apple's poor track record with discrete GPU, I refuse to buy any other Apple computer with discrete GPU. My white 2008 MB still works fine!

    Back on-topic....
    Assembled in USA would make sense in a way:

    1) Complete new redesign is overdue. And Made In USA keeps pre-release rumours down to a minimum. Then move on to assembly outside the USA if need be...

    2) assembly in the USA can be done whilst keeping costs relatively low. Price hike of $50 maybe, if that...
    Processor / GPU (hopefully not) / RAM / drives / HD / ... they all cost the same all around the world.

    3) Cost of Labour? Negletable... I can strip down a current MacMini and rebuild it within 1h. Hourly wage?
    Human work time will be reduced to an absolute minimum anyway: hard-soldered RAM and SSD.

    4) Machinery expenses? Maybe the current Mac Pro assembly line can be converted and/or expanded to handle Mac Mini assembly...

    Total no-brainer IMHO. So, yes: assembled in the USA. To be introduced next Tuesday.
     

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