There are multiple reports that some of the new 21.5-inch iMacs are shipping with an “Assembled in USA” label.

Fortune is reporting that one of their readers walked into a San Jose, California Apple Store and purchased an off-the-shelf iMac that was assembled in the United States. During their teardown, iFixIt also found that their iMac was assembled in the USA, as shown in the photo below.


Fortune acknowledges that this has been noticed online as far back as 2006, though mostly for build-to-order Macs

As it turns out, this is not the first time the assembled-in-USA question has come up. There are several threads on the topic in the Apple support site dating back to 2006. The consensus seems to be that only units made to order — say, with an extra-high-capacity hard drive — get their final assembly in the States.

There’s a suggestion that the non build-to-order U.S. assemblies are a new phenomenon, but the distinction is far from clear.

Back in 2010, members in the MacRumors forums had reported that they were also receiving new iMacs being labeled as “Assembled in USA”, though their exact configurations weren’t discussed.

Not that Apple needs any publicity, but could you imagine if they announced that they were shifting just some of their production to the United States.

Lead story on the world news.

Wow, I wonder how widespread this is. This is great news, great to see Apple bringing back some manufacturing domestically. I wonder where their factory is.

this is great. I come from a union household and I really support this

So you’re proud of getting twice the salary, but doing half of the job in comparison to the private market?

It’d be interesting to see some quality control figures between the two countries of assembly.

When I worked for Apple, made-to-order iMacs and Mac Pros were mostly assembled in the US. This is not news.

The article made that quite clear. Glad you can confirm it though. :rolleyes:

That’s nice to hear.

So you’re proud of getting twice the salary, but doing half of the job compare to the private market?

Someone’s jealous

Wow! Good news.
They’re assembled by the Senior Execs in their spare time, right at HQ.
this is great. I come from a union household and I really support this
When I worked for Apple, made-to-order iMacs and Mac Pros were mostly assembled in the US. This is not news.