Apple has started assembling some iMacs in the USA.

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We can now read "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in USA" on some 2012 21.5" iMacs, while some other ones still say "Assembled in China".

What's weird is that Apple never announced this even though it's a pretty big deal. Perhaps it's some sort of experiment they have going on and they don't want to look bad if it doesn't work as planned and they abandon the idea, hence the lack of fanfare.

iMacs found to be assembled in USA were new units (not refurbished) and bought directly in store (not review units). The one iFixit teared down was assembled in USA, and readers have tipped Fortune and Business Insider when they noticed their own units were too.

What do you think is the deal here? And why keep this almost secret?

From: 9to5Mac