That, at the very least, is curious. Especially Apple and other companies in the technology sector received a lot of criticism for the situation in which the companies' manufacturing / assembly lines are located in China. The vast majority of these market giants assemble their products through partners such as Foxconn, which has been involved in various complaints and accusations of mistreatment, child labor, excessive cargo, among many other things.
Many questioned whether Apple could take this montage of iProducts to the United States, opening up more job opportunities in the country. However, without wanting to enter the merit of the situation, not anyone who "accepts" earning a very low salary and working for hours and hours on an assembly line, as the Chinese do. So it would be very difficult to see Americans accepting this kind of work. Not to mention that in China, laws (such as 60 hours of work per week) and loopholes make things very easy for these companies, who do take advantage of these opportunities.
At the end of the day, what we see are exorbitant profits every quarter, with an insignificant part of that remaining in the Asian country, a business model practically impossible to be replicated anywhere else in the world. And there's no use talking badly about it, after all, you are most likely reading this post from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac (or similar), aren't you? So, we are being "conniving" with all this.
This whole ?introduction? served to try to understand the image above, which shows an iMac with the inscription ?Design by Apple in California. Assembled in USA. ?, something like (Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in the USA.)
O Sacramento Business Journal reported that the old factory in Elk Grove used by Apple until 2004, when Tim Cook sent the entire operation to China has been increasing the number of contracts at a very high rate (50%) since last year. Is this somehow connected to Apple?
Another option would be to use the inscription lightly. But as other iMacs bring the inscription ?Assembled in China? (?Assembled in China?), it is difficult to believe in an error or something like that. Apple does not usually share this type of plan, no other with the public, so it is difficult for us to understand exactly what is happening. We only have to follow these clues and put the pieces together to assemble the puzzle.