Where Do iMac's Come From?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikeyangelo58, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. mikeyangelo58 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2011
    So my iMac is on its way... :cool:

    Free Shipping...

    Epson WorkForce arrived this afternoon...
    Back To School Card is expected sometime tomorrow...

    Order Placed: 9/12 @ 4:00 PM (EST)
    iMac Shipped: 9/14 @ 7:45 PM (EST)

    ...just under 52 hours :)

    And within the estimated 1-3 days to ship.

    Fedex tracking claims its location is Newark, CA.

    But...what was my iMac doing before I purchased it?

    Was it...

    Confined to its box on a shelf in some distant warehouse...?

    Sold from the side of a van in an abandon ally...?

    Fighting alongside other Mac's in a Desktop War against PC/Windows...?

    Transported on a Top Secret Apple Trans-Pacific High-Speed Rail beneath the ocean floor connecting China & the U.S...?

    Your thoughts?

  2. SandboxGeneral, Sep 14, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011

    SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  4. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    A few months prior, a Mac Mini and a Cinema Display hit it off and go out after work for drinks....
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    It was assembled in Shenzhen, CN, then probably shipped to a warehouse in the US waiting patiently for you to buy it. If you had ordered it BTO, it would have been shipped directly from Shenzhen after being built.
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    The daddy iMac sticks it's USB cable in mommy's USB port.
  7. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Is this what they mean by downloading?
  8. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Please, there may be children in the room! :eek: :rolleyes:
  9. Athonline macrumors member

    May 11, 2011
    and if they don't put a firewall on or any other virus protection mommy gets a virus! 9 months later that virus turns out to be an iMac.... :D
  10. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Bahhaaa. Good one:D
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Dude, it turns out to be a Mac mini. Have you ever tried passing an iMac through your USB port?
  12. MacHamster68, Sep 18, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China" thats what people refere to as interracial intercourse

    :eek: Mac's getting crossbreed with cheap chinese PC's ..you just get inferior bastards :eek:

    ... thats where the yellow tint in iMac displays since 2009 comes from ..when Apple decided its even cheaper if they mate the cheap bastards with cheap chinese pc's .. easy to spot those offspring got in 2011 a thunderbold port , and nobody knows what to do with that port ,actually even Apple still has to figure that out but they already offer a cable for the port, but leave it to the customer to wait that someone has the guts to make peripherals for that port :(

    and thats why its urgent more then ever before to order Apple Care too to get things right that went wrong during production
  13. DW58 macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2011
    Has nobody heard of the Apple Store? :rolleyes:

    We even such facilities in darkest UK now :eek:
  14. MacHamster68, Sep 18, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    dont refere to Scotland as the darkest corner of the UK , been there with the motorbike and i find its the most beautiful part of the UK , its just raining a bit to often , but i always say "there is no bad weather only unsuitable clothing "

    and Apple needs Apple stores today , where else could you find people to adopt such offspring

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