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May 6, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Last month, word surfaced (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/12/foxconn-to-invest-12-billion-in-brazil-with-ipad-production-to-begin-by-november/) that Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn was seeking to invest as much as $12 billion in Brazil, setting up new manufacturing plants in that country to expand capacity and avoid hefty import taxes for electronics brought into the country for sale. At the time, it was noted that Foxconn was planning to manufacture iPads in Brazil, with a goal of beginning production by November.

Reuters now reports (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/06/us-brazil-foxconn-idUSTRE7454H120110506) that while there are still hurdles to be overcome before a deal is signed, Foxconn is hoping to accelerate its timetable and begin iPad production in Brazil by July.Foxconn has moved up its desired start date for assembling iPads in Brazil to July from November, seeking to tap massive demand for the device in Brazil's booming consumer market, according to newspapers Estado de S.Paulo and Folha de S.Paulo. Their reports quoted government officials.

"It's a daring timeline. Whatever is within our reach, we're going to work on making that viable," Science and Technology Minister Aloizio Mercadante told Folha.While both Foxconn and Brazilian officials are excited about a potential deal, much dealing still remains to be done as Foxconn continues to seek tax breaks and other concessions in exchange for locating its new facilities in the country.

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May 6, 2011, 04:43 PM
Good... China's economy is growing too much... Let's make other economies grow now!:D

May 6, 2011, 07:15 PM
come quickly! the prices of electronics here in Brazil is so high!!!
an iPad is 1.200 dollars (16gb), an iMac is 2.500 dollars....:(

May 6, 2011, 08:10 PM
This is awesome. Hopefully quality control is still great after this move.

May 6, 2011, 08:25 PM
This is awesome. Hopefully quality control is still great after this move.

That's what I'm worries about too, but hopefully everything will work out fine.

May 6, 2011, 10:20 PM
Hope more Apple products could be made in Brazil and export to the rest of Latin America.

Its a shame that only Mexico and Brazil have Apple Online Stores. Cmon Apple its 2011!

May 7, 2011, 08:25 PM
I'd much rather buy products made in a democratic country, so I am very happy about this development.

May 9, 2011, 12:13 PM
I think the move would be a good thing, I dont agree that they should move due to the economy growing to much, its better because there are sites like www.ec21.com that have people supposedly selling Apple products, there are hundreds of people being ripped off thousand of dollars, what makes this even worse is there is nothing you can do legally, I have to warn people not to use websites using www.ec21.com, you MUST have a license to sell Apple products and any other consumer electronics, anyway, I look forward to them moving to Brasil, Portuguese is a little easier to understand aswell :)

Keiron West

May 9, 2011, 10:04 PM
Foxconn is from Taiwan and i'm tired of protecting them from china. Foxconn has done nothing for the U.S.

May 12, 2011, 04:55 PM
Wow, that would REALLY be pushing the envelope.

Hope QC is there. :apple: