What's with Apple advertising they make all their hardware?

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  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.apple.com/getamac/

    Well I DO love my Mac, but it's not hardly made by Mac. The processor is intel, the CD drive is phillips (?), the hard drive is "?" (mine has Hitachi), and so on...... I remember the screen is made by someone like phillips, but don't recall if it is them. As I remember it, majorily the entire thing is outsourced.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    You say ALL but I don't see where Apple says or ever heard Apple say ALL. Please post where Apple says they make ALL their hardware.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    pfft just like every other OEM out there like Dell, HP, Alienware they design the whole computer i.e. exterior, dimensions, screen size etc. and then use parts made by third party manufacturers to fit their taylored design. except Apple is very unique in they actually engineer the operating system around their parts and so have complete control over of the drivers which it turn makes the OS more stable.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Apple makes the cases and designs the PCBs. That in itself is more than most PC manufacturers. Apple one-ups them by making their own kick-awesome OS.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    exactly, and it works well... hence the Mac experience

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The same way if you make a cake, you didn't grow the wheat to grind the flour, and you didn't press the sugarcane yourself. You could say that you outsourced almost your whole cake, except for the mixing and the baking of it.
     
  7. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    Good analogy!
     
  8. JNB macrumors 604

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    I need to outsource the eating of it.
     
  9. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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    +1

    I like good analogies ;-)
     
  10. MusicallySilent macrumors member

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    Yea, like others have said, apple does quite a bit of advertising and they do design basically all of the laptop, logicboards, cases and chipsets are often unique to apple.

    @richthomas, often these OEMs buy their PCs from ODMs like Clevo/Sager (lots of alienwares are this) compal and some other companies, modify the external cases to a degree and sell that. Though some laptops like the xps m1x30 series are quite unique.
     
  11. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, like the others said, nice analogy!
     
  12. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    I think they mean they "assemble" the hardware.
     
  13. Cudadown macrumors regular

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    OMG, I just realized that neither Ford, GM, Mercedes, Toyota..etc really makes cars.

    Hell, Boeing doesnt really make planes..


    What is going on here?????
     

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