Feb 18

This weekend, Apple opened it’s first retail store in Brazil “Rio de Janeiro”. Customers started queueing up on Thursday night for the Saturday morning debut. Approximately 1,700 customers waiting in line for the grand opening with groups waiting both inside and outside the Village Mall. » Apple Opens First Brazilian Retail Store

Dec 19

The Brazilian electronics maker IGB Electronica SA has just announced that they will release a new line of Android phones under the IPHONE brand. The trademark “IPHONE” was originally applied for by the Brazil company back in 2000. Proview “a company in China” owned the “iPad” trademark and Apple ended up paying that company $60 million to gain control of the ‘iPad’ trademark. Most likely something similar will happen with IGB Electronica SA. » IGB Launches ‘IPHONE’ Brand Of Android Phones In Brazil

Oct 02

According to a source of the Japanese blog Macotakara, Foxconn in Brazil has begun production on the forthcoming “iPad mini”. “According to my source, iPad mini was started production in Brazilian factory. I don’t have information if it has been produced in Chinese factory, yet.” Their source also said that the iPad Mini units in Brazil lack a small hole near the top center of the device’s rear shell, which some had speculated was for a microphone. » iPad Mini Production Underway In Brazil

Jul 20

Apple has undertaken a significant expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud feature, adding movies to the list of eligible items in the Australia, Argentine, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., Venezuela, and Vietnam. » Apple Expands iTunes Movies In The Cloud To Over 35+ New Countries

Apr 27

Newspaper Jornal de Jundiai (via Evertiq) reports that 2,500 workers at the Foxconn plant in Brazil will strike if issues surrounding severe water shortages, food, and transportation of employees are not resolved before May 3. The Foxconn factory in Brazil is assembling some of Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2 units. » Foxconn Workers Threaten Strike Over Working Conditions In Brazil

Dec 17

We informed you that the iPhone 4S has just been launched in Brazil and the prices are extreme higher than the US prices. In the Apple Store the 16 GB SIM-free version comes with a R$ 2599 price tag and the 32GB/64GB versions sells for R$ 2999/R$ 3399. The exchange rate of Brazilian dollar is approximately R$ 1.71 to USD 1.00 which means the 64GB iPhone 4S costs $2000 in Brazil and in the US it cost three times less with a price tag of only $849. But what is the reason for this high price tag? » iPhone 4S Costs $2000 In Brazil

Dec 13

TheNextWeb reported that the Apple TV is now available in the Brazilian online Apple Store, only a few hours after Apple started offering films and music in the Brazilian iTunes Store. In Brazil Apple products are way more expensive than in the US, the Apple TV can be purchased for R$399 in Brazil (US$217) while it only costs $99 in the US. » Apple TV Is Now Available In Brazil

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