Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

How Apple Makes the Mac Pro

Let’s say you’re like me. You’ve watched Apple’s video showing how they make the Mac Pro a dozen times, but you have no experience with manufacturing. Therefore, you have no idea what the hell is going on.

Well, Greg Koenig decided to annotate every step of this process because he does know what the hell is going on:

What makes Apple fascinating is not that they are using some wiz-bang alien technologies to make things – even here in Portland, Oregon, all the technologies Apple shows in this video are in-practice across numerous local factories. What makes Apple unique is that they perform their manufacturing with remarkable precision and on a scale that is simply astonishing, using techniques typically reserved for the aerospace or medical device industries.

Fascinating stuff. Watch the video again, then read this. This is yet another example of Apple building stuff to last.