New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

Where are iPods made? Inventec Info.

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

robbym's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 17, 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 55
robbym is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 8 Core, MacBook Air 11

robbym is offline
In researching my new iPod purchase I found a few posts asking where iPods are made. For those of you who don't already know here's the answer.

iPods are manufactured on contract to Inventec Appliances based in Taipai, Taiwan. iPods are physically assembled by Inventec (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China.

Inventec Corporation is an electronics manufacturer that markets it own lineup of notebooks, servers, televisions, mobile phones and software in addition to carrying out manufacturing contracts for other companies around the world.

Inventec Corporation has a history with Apple dating back to the Newton PDA days and has manufactured several Apple products including at least the last few generations of iPod. Inventec Corp. has also held contracts with Toshiba for Microdrives and Notebooks. Interestingly enough, Inventec makes the drives that Toshiba is selling to Apple for the current iPod lineup.

FedEx confirmed my iPod was picked up from 7 Gui Qin Road, Shanghai 200233 P.R.C.

Contact Information

Inventec Corporation
66 Hou-Kang Street, Shih-Lin District 111,
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Inventec (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
1295 Yishan Road,Shanghai 200233 P.R.C.

Inventec Electronics (USA) Corporation
6215 West by Northwest, Suite B, Houston,
Texas 77040-4940, U.S.A.

Company History

1975 Inventec Corporation established
1982 Japan office established
1989 Inventec Besta and Malaysia subsidiaries established
1991 Shanghai subsidiary established
1993 Nanjing, Tianjin and Beijing subsidiaries established
1994 Xian subsidiaries established
1997 USA and Scotland subsidiaries established
1998 Acquired Digital Taiwan
1999 Inventec Multimedia & Telecom, and Inventec Micro-Electronics established
2000 Inventec Appliances established
2003 Inventec Enterprise System Corp.established
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« I pod help | New Ipod video and recording lectures »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Applescript to change DVD player info color. johninc OS X - Development and Darwin 0 11-29-2005 11:06 PM
Image rotation destroys EXIF info -- help! djmitch Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 5 09-10-2005 06:52 PM
Transfering Ipaq info to MS office Entourage Gusto Switcher Hangout 2 08-10-2005 12:37 AM
multiple items info MAC-simus OS X - Operating System 2 07-20-2005 12:35 PM
Kernel panic while trying to play a dvd image made by disk util in dvd player. Toanjii OS X - Operating System 6 11-01-2004 12:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?