"iPhones and iPads, however, are not available on the General Services
Administration's Federal Supply Schedules, which are contracts
available for use by any federal agency, because of a special legal
quirk. Those products are manufactured in China, which is not in
compliance with the Trade Agreement Act, and so not on the schedules,
said David Peters, program manager for GSA's Network Programs."
On Jul 29, 2011, at 9:13 AM, Pike, Michael (IHS/HQ) wrote:
I dont think its off topic... believe it or not the whole "Made In
China" was a basis one of our procurement people made for not
ordering macs a few years back. Apple used to have a special part
number for items that would classify as "made in the usa" but I do
not know if they still do that.
On Jul 29, 2011, at 10:06 AM, Blankenship, Bob J Mr CTR US USA IMCOM
Has anyone seen any data on how much cost increase on products
be if it was manufactured in the United States compared to overseas
the iPad? Would it be in the range of say 10% more or a 40%
cost. Guess you might say this post is off topic but thought I
would give it
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