Who makes the new MacBooks ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cogsinister, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think Apple has any factories.......

    So who is behind the fantastic engineering of the new Unibody Macs ?
     
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  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I do, in my living room.


    Apple will be responsible for the engineering, they designed it. As for manufacturing, who knows. It'll be some huge cheap plant in China that kicks out notebooks for loads of different companies.
     
  4. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, doing a bit of Googling (should have done it before i posted i guess) brings up the names of companies like Foxconn and Asus......
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Apple designs their products and contracts out the manufacturing to sweat shops in China. Your shiny MacBook was likely built by a 12 year old kid. :D
     
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    Those are some talented kids. I'd love to have one to help me around the house.
     
  8. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wish my 12 year old could build a computer like the new MB, mine can hardly replace the batteries in the Wii controller !!!

    Ohh thanks for that *reads*
     
  9. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Apple has the engineers and scientists who design and develop them and then they contract the building process to a company in Shanghai, China.
     
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  11. eneisch macrumors 6502

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    Actually she makes iPhones. This picture was found on a brand new iPhone 3G at launch. She was nicknamed the "iPhone Girl" and her pic was all over the internet.

    I agree she's cute! ;)
     
  12. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the Iphones are deff made by Foxconn....
     
  13. Mako5 macrumors regular

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    I think that is really unfair. Working for a major IT company and having built a several systems that were manufactured by Quanta and Foxconn, I visited the the people on the factory line. They are hard working, dedicated and grateful to have good jobs. They were definitely not under aged in fact many had college degrees and families. Real people working hard.
     
  14. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Actually not.
    Considering that I actually know these people, I actually visit China about once a year for about 3-4 months, I know about who they actually are. Though they are probably not built by children, they are built by people in sweatshops and working 12 hours a day for just about $1 an hour. The Average Chinese earns about $200 a month.
     
  15. Mako5 macrumors regular

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    In China $200 is pretty decent money and the wage rates are rising very fast and actually more like $300. We are now paying some Chinese over $100K/year. I don't think they think it is a sweat shop especially considering what they had/didn't have a generation ago.

    If 12 hours a day is a sweatshop then I am suffering that too!
     

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