Some iMacs are sporting labels that say "Assembled in the USA," a change from the machines' usual assembly in China.
The phenomenon was first reported by Fortune, when a San Jose, Calif. reader notified the publication about the new label on his new 21-inch iMac. More were found but it doesn't necessarily mean that Apple is moving all its assembly to the United States, AppleInsider reported.
All the major components of a computer, including the motherboard and hard drive, are imported. The computer’s components then are put together in a simple "screwdriver" operation in the U.S., are not substantially transformed under the Customs Standard, and must be marked with a foreign country of origin. An "Assembled in U.S." claim without further qualification is deceptive.