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MacRumors
Dec 13, 2011, 10:10 AM
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As noted by The Next Web (http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/12/13/apple-tv-is-now-available-in-brazil/), Apple has launched its Apple TV set-top box in Brazil (http://store.apple.com/br/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/apple_tv), offering users the ability to stream content from iCloud, iTunes, computers, and iOS devices. The addition comes alongside the roll-out of iTunes Store music and movie content in 16 Latin American countries (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/13/itunes-music-and-movies-debut-in-16-latin-american-countries-brazil-gets-itunes-match/) including Brazil. Brazil is also the first country outside of the United States to see iTunes Match go live, allowing users the ability to access their music from iCloud.

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The Apple TV is priced at R$399, or the equivalent of $217 in the United States, highlighting the high prices due to import taxes. Those pricing issues are driving Apple and Foxconn to begin manufacturing iOS devices (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/25/photos-of-brazilian-made-8-gb-iphone-4-surface/) in the country in order to avoid import taxes.

As with many of Apple's products in its Brazilian online store, the company is also offering interest-free financing on the Apple TV, allowing customers to purchase the device in twelve monthly installments of R$33,25.

Article Link: Apple TV Launches in Brazil (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/13/apple-tv-launches-in-brazil/)



OllyW
Dec 13, 2011, 10:14 AM
Us Brits complain at having to pay the equivalent of $154 for the Apple TV (including our high taxes) but we've got a bargain compared to the poor Brazilians. :D

Shrink
Dec 13, 2011, 10:32 AM
Holy S***!

$217 USD for a $99 item. Those are some prodigious import taxes!!:eek:

Kid A
Dec 13, 2011, 10:36 AM
Holy S***!

$217 USD for a $99 item. Those are some prodigious import taxes!!:eek:

yup. and apparently they work, since :apple: is bringing mfg (& jobs) to brazil.

Lordssr
Dec 13, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I can not wait until the service is available in Argentina! Thanks Apple for remembering us! :)
P/D:
It is an honor to have a great country as our most important economic partner :D
Enjoy Brazil!

heffeque
Dec 13, 2011, 03:32 PM
yup. and apparently they work, since :apple: is bringing mfg (& jobs) to brazil.

It's interesting to see how more and more companies are building their factories in Brazil because of this.

The bad thing is that this only works on countries that have a very big population.

This method wouldn't work on a small country that's for sure.

aberrero
Dec 14, 2011, 05:22 AM
It would certainly work in America.