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You're in college. The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day.
Call me when the components are made in the US. Final assembly accounts for an incredibly small percentage of overall labor and production costs. Good PR move I guess.
The CPU and glass is. Not sure about the screws, though.
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I wouldn't hold your breath. Most rural Chinese live in poverty, and I am not talking US poverty. I am talking 3rd world poverty. Considering there is over a billion of them, and the Chinese government is not exactly big on labor laws, I highly doubt they will be in any position to demand anything for decades.
China has the perfect combination of Communism and Capitalism. The government can refuse basic rights to people, and the businessmen can exploit the workers for huge financial gains.
The only thing that would ever bring back American jobs in the near future is if Americans either refuse to buy stuff made in China (or other low labor cost countries) or are willing to work for similar wages. My money would be on pigs flying instead of either of those two things happening.
only 3.6% of the final value is from China..
The beauty of obscene markup and premium branding. I do like their products, don't get me wrong.
Not all of them. Many of them are made in Israel along with the US if you are talking about Intel chips in Apple computers.
Anyway, hard drive, motherboard, RAM, GPU (if not onboard which is now on chip), screen/monitor, power supply, battery, and chassis are not made in the US. For Apple products that don't use Intel (like their phones, ipads, etc) then the CPU is not made in the USA (ironically manufactured by Samsung).
When you say glass, I assume you are talking about phones and ipads (LCD screens for computers don't use glass). Not all Corning glass is made in the US either, although supposedly the majority of iPhone glass is made in the US.
So that means they are made in the US? I am willing to bet a shitload is from Thailand and Taiwan. Screens are probably made in Japan or Korea. Maybe some Phillipines and other SE Asian countries. Samsung SSD's are, I believe, made in Japan (which is what most Macbooks now use). So it's not all China, but it sure as shit isn't the US either.
Oh, and link?
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