Originally Posted by cmulder
Knowing how apple here labels chinese made computers "made in ireland" after plugging in a memmory module and a hard disk makes me skeptical about how much of the multiplex parts are still made and assembled in Germany.
Where it is 'made' is a near worthless debate. That debate has gone on for years in the U.S., in regards to 'American made cars'. Turned out that none of the cars were truly 'made in America'. Componets are from around the world.
But, that gets down to the law of the land. Countries/States determine what constitutes 'made in' as opposed to 'assembled in ***** of foreign components' or what ever verbage. Did the Irish government have any problems with the 'made in Ireland' sticker on each Apple product that was shipped? Of course not, the prosperity from the jobs were welcomed in Ireland.
Perhaps it is better to say 'Designed in Germany' or 'Designed in America' as where an item is engineered or designed is often the mark of excellence in a product. In the U.S., 'assembled in U.S. of foreign and domestic parts' can be found on many products that use the American labor force to put together an item.