Where are Apple products made?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by murc585, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. murc585 macrumors regular

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    I was just curious where my MacBook and iPhone were made? I was watching the movie "The Corporation" and it got me curious as to how much I really know the company I have grown to respect and appreciate.

    I know Apple has gotten greedier and greedier over the years and I'm sure they are making at least 200% profits on the products I've bought from them but is Apple one of those companies paying their workers 5 cents and hour and all that jazz? Or do they buy their parts from companies that pay their employees 5 cents and hour and then fabricate the products in more suitable environments?

    I've always been curious about this, where are my products actually being made?
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Just look under your MacBook…

    Assembled in…?
    China?
    ;)
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Based on my experience with BTO Macs, Apple handles the design work in-house but farms out all their manufacturing to various providers in Asia, mostly in China but a few other places too. Have you ever seen mentions of Hon Hai on these forums? That's one of Apple's China-based manufacturers.
     
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  5. murc585 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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  7. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    MacBooks specifically are made by Asus in China (the main plant being in Shanghai). So when you buy a MacBook, you're actually buying an Asus.
     

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