The new iMac: thin, fast -- and assembled in the USA?

Rick

TS Evangelist
Apple's latest 21.5-inch iMac made some good first impressions for reviewers who gazed upon its razor-thin design. In this iFixit teardown though, one item in particular caught the public's attention: the words "Assembled in USA" etched into the rear of...

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psycros

TS Evangelist
Really no reason they couldn't be built here as well. Their already overpriced, its not like the Mac faithful will balk at an extra $300-400 (30% markup for domestic production is a ballpark figure I've seen a couple times). A lot of the board assembly and even some of the mechanical work could be done by robots, which would help control costs. If any computer should be 100% American-made, shouldn't it be Apple?
 
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bexwhitt

TS Evangelist
Yeah and when it says "Made in the USA", the $1500 iMac will have a new $4000 price tag attached to it.
with the Substantial Apple markup they could easily built them in the USA, it's just that they would have less profit
 
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Let me translate it: made in China, Taiwan, etc.. then assembled in USA. With this apple could give tag pricier than before :p
 

Tedster

Techspot old timer.....
Really no reason they couldn't be built here as well. Their already overpriced, its not like the Mac faithful will balk at an extra $300-400 (30% markup for domestic production is a ballpark figure I've seen a couple times). A lot of the board assembly and even some of the mechanical work could be done by robots, which would help control costs. If any computer should be 100% American-made, shouldn't it be Apple?

Does ANYONE know the difference between "they're, there, and their" and "Two, to, and too" anymore! Not that I am picking on this commenter, but I have seen this about 20 times today already!
 

sambob

TS Rookie
Really no reason they couldn't be built here as well. Their already overpriced, its not like the Mac faithful will balk at an extra $300-400 (30% markup for domestic production is a ballpark figure I've seen a couple times). A lot of the board assembly and even some of the mechanical work could be done by robots, which would help control costs. If any computer should be 100% American-made, shouldn't it be Apple?

Does ANYONE know the difference between "they're, there, and their" and "Two, to, and too" anymore! Not that I am picking on this commenter, but I have seen this about 20 times today already!
I don't think they do,I guess we should be grateful most people have spellchecker turned on and that the comment doesn't look like a bad txt message.
 

Tedster

Techspot old timer.....
I don't think they do,I guess we should be grateful most people have spellchecker turned on and that the comment doesn't look like a bad txt message.
I guess that speaks volumes about the sorry state of education today.