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New 27" iMac Assembled in America?

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Udder Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2011 5:29 AM

The box my new iMac came in had a sticker that said "Assembled in America".

Does that mean that this iMac was made in the US or was it just the actual box that was "Assembled in America".

I was under the impression that Apple made all of there products in China.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,585 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 6:15 AM (in response to Udder)

    Al new iMacs are manufactured overseas in China currently. However if you purchased a refurbished iMac from Apple they ship from the US, I have no idea if the refurbishing is done in the US or not. You can use:

     

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

     

    to input your SN and that will tell you where the machine was made. This site hasn't been updated in awhile so I'm not positive it will work for your machine but it doesn't hurt to try.

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,465 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 7:56 AM (in response to Udder)

    could it be if you choose too many custom vs. the base model they asm them in usa as China is really more of a mass production place for the std products?

    got no intel just an idea

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 8:28 AM (in response to Udder)

    I bought a refurb iMac 27 directly from Apple and it arrived yesterday--the box is still sitting ont eh living room. The sticker is basically the same except for two things:

     

    1) the computer description line begins with "RFB" in front of "iMac 27"

     

    and

     

    2) It's clearly marked "Computer assembled in China" at the bottom.

     

    As we are all end users here like you, I doubt if you can get a definitive answer from this rowdy crowd. If this is a real concern to you, I suggest you call Apple directly. I'm sure Apple would want to know if B&H is selling refurbs as new.

     

    Rudega wrote:

     

    could it be if you choose too many custom vs. the base model they asm them in usa

     

    Could very well the case. I know that was how it worked in 2004 with G4 MDD towers. My son's was bought "box stock" MDD from an Apple retail Store and the serial number shows it as Chinese (or Taiwanese--certainly not a US code). Mine was bought as a web "build to order" and the SN code shows US production.

     

    A

  • RRLA Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to Udder)

    mine says that too!

    bought late spring 11 off of a pile at an authorized dealer, no customization.

  • DCJ1 Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    I purchased a refurbished iPad that was shipped to me from Shenzen China.

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