Reports from various sources have revealed that some of Apple’s latest iMacs may have been assembled in the US. During one of their teardown, iFixit revealed markings on the back of an iMac stated, “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in USA.”
9to4Mac has reported that iFixit is not the only outlet seeing these markings on Apple’s new iMacs. According to the report, “Regardless of previous endeavors, Apple is shipping new iMacs “Assembled in USA”. PED at Fortune found one. Jay Yarrow at BI found one too. This isn’t an isolated incident. We’ve also heard that other new iMacs say “Assembled in China” as you’d expect.”
This has obvious raised a few interesting questions. Is Apple really assembling iMacs in the United States? And if so, where is the plant located. It is also important to look at what does the word assemble means.
According to 9to5mac, the US Federal Trade Commission states that the label “Assembled in the USA” should be the following:
With regards to manufacturing of computers, the FTC states: