Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Assembled in the USA

The dudes and dudettes at iFixIt (via 9to5Mac) noticed that their new iMac was engraved with an “Assembled in the USA” moniker. It’s possibly the first complete Apple product since 1997 to sport those words.

Update: MacRumors says they’ve noticed this since 2006 for built-to-order models. But, as 9to5Mac notes in the above link, “assembled” doesn’t just mean “finished” or “badge added” in the US.

Philip Elmer-Dewitt at Fortune says that a reader wrote in to say that their off-the-shelf iMac was assembled in the US.