Almost every gadget nowadays are either completely manufactured or assembled in China, if not just the parts/components. It only means that China can produce really great and affordable products. It’s really up to the ODM clients, like Apple or Amazon, how much attention to detail, R&D, quality control they put on these devices before they roll out of the factories.
Is this really an issue in today?
My first employer was a Taiwan-based fax machine manufacturer that opened a plant in Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and I during my employment, I learned that it’s no longer a matter of where or who built it, what counts is the materials used, quality control and of course “marketing”, which is why there are products that are more expensive than others even though they’re practically created by the same company.
This can be an issue 10 or 15 years ago but not in today’s world.
Last modified: August 11, 2013