Is it made in the United States or China?
Does it matter?
Beyond the economics of buying products outside of the United States, there is quality. You may save by sending your dollars to other countries, but is it worth it?
Is there any value of buying 'made in China?'
Though Apple's iPod/iPhone and accessories are made in China, the quality is according to Apple's requirements.
But, when you order four compatible cables and none work for charging. Sometimes the four cables would transfer data, but now and then there were data failures.
The moral to this story is buy made in the United States.
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