Worth noting too that the £499 price quoted includes VAT at 20%.
Originally Posted by xg4bx
From what I've heard, for an extra $50 usd, they could be making these in America and helping our economy and job market considering we buy the most apple stuff here but hey, whatever.
Back when Apple was widely being panned by critics for the Foxconn situation, lots of commentators were saying that they'd happily pay extra for a product that was made in the USA. Well, they had their chance with Google's Nexus Q; how did that work out?
And FWIW as of the last financials from Apple, the US accounted for around one-third of total sales.