USA build iMac ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ycwee37, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. ycwee37 macrumors member

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    Can I ask (request) for a usa built iMac 27 inch i7 4 gig ram without ssd if I live in japan? as it seems that the one`s sold here are all assembled in China..
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  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    I doubt you can ask however even if you can that is no guarantee you will get one made in the US.
     
  3. ycwee37 thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm...i see...:p
     
  4. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    They're all assembled in China actually. Apple has no manufacturing facility in the USA... Hell they have no manufacturing facility at all, actually. :D
     
  5. tpavur macrumors regular

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    I do not understand why anybody cares about this... after being a PC user/builder for 15 years and finaly switching to Mac, I find myself wondering if anyone understands that it would be imposible to build a PC with any quality parts if everything was made in the U.S. Who cares if it is assembled in the U.S. I really dont care who's hands put all the parts together, but in the end all the parts are going to come from the same place whether you buy a Mac or a PC. This is a dead issue.
     
  6. jaydentaku macrumors member

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    tpavur

    I may be wrong here, but look outside of the box on this one.

    ycwee37 might be concern about the conditions and pay Chinese workers are subjected to and would like to do their part in not supporting it.

    Even if that isn't that case, this is isn't a dead issue if someone has raised it.

    What I don't understand, is why you wasted 5 mins of your life trolling this thread. :confused:
     
  7. ycwee37 thread starter macrumors member

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    :)
     
  8. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    That is incorrect. Both my 24" and 27" iMacs were assembled in the USA. Obviously the parts are made in china but they are put together here.

    Personally I would always rather have one that is assembled by a US worker, who is better paid, cares more about his job, etc, than the workers putting them together in plants overseas where they are having a whip cracked over their back if they aren't making them fast enough.

    Most of those guys are working 50-60 hours a week or more! Do you think that someone who is overtired and overworked is going to do as good of a job as someone with a 40 hour work week? Final assembly and testing is were the difference is made between a machine with a few defects and a 'perfect' one.

    That's not to say that 'perfect' ones don't come out of China. Maybe just a slightly better chance you don't get a messed up one if it was put together by Apple techs here in the states.
     
  9. jaydentaku macrumors member

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    I agree with most of what you say, but in some cases i have seen some very impressive Chinese workmanship, I mean to say, witnessed the skills first hand in a factory. It was more the rate at which they accurately build a product. Some you would think a robot would have trouble keeping up with.

    Disturbing, impressive and ultimately saddening really. :eek:
     
  10. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    The Chinese are not slouches, no question about it. That being said, who is more likely to pass a QA on an iMac with a really loud hard drive or a yellow screen? The Chinese factory that is working double shifts to hit their quota or the US workers who get lunch breaks and job benefits?
     
  11. jaydentaku macrumors member

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    Well, we have to sit tight and bare it, cos china is only getting bigger and bigger and well, have you played Fallout 3!? lol
     
  12. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    A possible point, but with the ammount of computers produced daily, there wouldn't be so much time left for lunch breaks, and don't forget that it would make the product cost more for the final consumer.
     
  13. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I might agree with you if the margins on the Macs weren't so high to begin with.

    In any event there is little question that moving a larger portion of manufacturing and/or final assembly back to the US will result in higher costs for most of the products we consume in this country (and the rest of the world for that matter).

    It still would not change my stand that a product assembled by a US (or Japanese, or German, etc) worker 'might' be of higher quality fit and finish than one produced at Foxcon in China which aren't exactly known for their quality working conditions.
     
  14. ycwee37 thread starter macrumors member

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    totally agree..;)
     
  15. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    more so come down to if the person putting it together likes his/her job or just there for the paycheck.
    It's like buying a BigMac (<- see what I did there :p) in noname smalltown USA vs a BigMac in Japan. Just because Mr.Smith assembled it doesn't mean he cares anymore about you than Mr.Hiroshi does.
     

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