America is one of those countries where you can buy a big brand new smartphone without ever seeing what it is made out of, yet every year they are making more of them. The same can be said for American consumer electronics, which are also made in factories or from the raw materials they are produced from. For instance, a typical iPhone is a Samsung Galaxy S III, while another iPhone comes from Apple.
I’m not trying to compare the two industries. If you want to discuss the merits of an American company, I would just say Apple is a huge corporation that has a large network of suppliers. And yet, the iPhone is also made in China, and other components from China. That’s the same with most of the other consumer electronics.
Im not trying to compare the two industries per say, but I do think its important to point out the fact that these consumer electronics are always made in China. How are the parts made? How are they assembled? How does it ship? If you want to talk about how American companies are involved in the manufacture of consumer electronics, you can always go to the Apple store and buy an Apple product. But if you want to talk about how American companies do it in China, there are other options.
The other big question is how did Apple come up with the idea of making its own components after buying the components from China? According to Apple they got the idea from a guy named John Martin, who has been working in the Chinese semiconductor industry for years. Now this is a company that has a long history of not having made any consumer electronics in America, but Apple clearly saw this opportunity and decided to jump on it.
If you are looking at the future and thinking that the Chinese are going to come up with some fantastic idea, that you can’t recreate, this is exactly why you shouldn’t. When it comes to computer components, the Chinese are going to be better than anyone else. And you can’t make your own components in the USA because you would look like a Chinese company.
The only way you can replicate components you don’t have in the USA is to buy them from China, but that’s expensive. So if you think Apple is really going to invent the future, look at China.
If you’re going to buy computer components from China, make sure you buy from companies that actually do all the work first, and not companies that buy components from China and then sell them to you. When you buy Apple components, you can choose to be surprised when the company ships the box that contains the components. However, if you buy from a company that actually does all the work first, you don’t get to choose to be surprised when the company ships the box that contains the components.
At least you know what youre getting yourself into. When I bought my first computer from Amazon, the seller gave me a few little hints about how I was going to be using the gear and they even included a little card that told me how to properly use the machine. If you buy from a company that actually does all the work, you get a better deal.
I know my computer has a lot of components. This is not an issue. Although I do prefer to have the options to choose the right components, I have to admit that Amazon has been pretty good about including the right components.
Amazon has an easy way to keep track of the quality of the components it sells (or allows you to pay for), and they are pretty good about what’s included in their catalogs. I love the little card that gives me all the information, but I’m also pretty sure that all the things I’m getting are great.