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Actually some of the current iMacs are assembled in the US. They tend to be the customized models, but their prices are the same as the models assembled in China (given that both models have the same configuration).
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Originally Posted by octowilli View Post

Some people might be willing to pay more for a product that's made in America. That said, don't get your Apple-hating panties in a bundle. It's not going to be 50% more expensive, and what exactly is the rate of failure you're talking about? I'm curious about the actual rate.

1. Of course, I realize some people are blindly patriotic.
2. I have apple hating boxers for special occasions, tho they're in the wash.
3. 50% is a random number, for the sake of a joke, which apparently you missed since I offended something you love. Relax, it's a company, you can't engage in a loving relationship with a company.
4. All products have a failure rate. And I do mean all.
5. Moving production to a new plant with new workers is not going to be perfected for the first few months, hence the comment regarding equal or higher failure rate.
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I want a iPhone made in emerica.
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post #14 of 103
Quote:
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How long until American workers start committing suicide?

I lol'd.

Then I felt bad.

Then I didn't.
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Interesting development. Pretty cool if true.
But I have to wonder, given the amount and type of parts used, if this will truly be a "Made in USA" system or rather just an "Assembled in USA" system.

Assembled in the USA is about the best we can get right now...but this at least a step in the right direction. Maybe within 20 years we might actually see computers that are truly made in the USA again.

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Who cares? More jobs in the US either way biggrin.gif

Bah...it is going to be a bunch of college students getting $9 an hour...and for one line of macs that will only be sold to those people that are willing to pay more for a made in USA sticker. I don't see these selling all that well. I wouldn't be surprised if this only created 50 new employees.

I love how this is a big deal though...Dell has been assembling computers in the US forever for example.
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I'd pay a price premium for Apple products made in the USA
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post #17 of 103
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Who cares? More jobs in the US either way biggrin.gif

I agree, it's more US jobs either way, just one is even more jobs.
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While I applaud them for moving some jobs back to the states, unless the parts are manufactured in the states I don't see that the quality will be any different.

I think it is bogus that a company can slap a "Made in USA" sticker on a product that only gets assembled in the states. Sticker should say "Assembled in USA" if anything.
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