Apple's First Brazilian Retail Store Reportedly Set for December Opening

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is reportedly planning to open its first Brazilian retail store in Rio de Janeiro in early December, according to a report [Google Translate] from Brazilian technology magazine Info Exame (via @ifostore). Apple was reportedly hoping to open the store in July, but difficulties recruiting employees for the store have led the company to delay the opening by several months.
    The report claims that Apple still has 13 major open positions listed for the store in the Village Mall, with the company seeking to recruit candidates from other countries to fill management positions.

    Apple began hiring for its first Brazilian retail stores last November, and the company has been working with assembly partner Foxconn to move some iPhone and iPad production to the country to avoid hefty import taxes and allow Apple to expand its market share.

    Article Link: Apple's First Brazilian Retail Store Reportedly Set for December Opening
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Hopefully cheaper and no absurd prices for people down there.
  3. musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
    At least now Brazilian Foxconn workers in the area will be able to easily buy some of their handiwork!
  4. Dulcimer, Aug 23, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013

    Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    5000 reais = $2119.18

  5. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    Why the shock?
  6. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    It's such a low number…

    Obviously, the cost of living in Brazil is lower than in the States, but I'm just surprised at it being that low.

    A brand new iPhone there costs over $1000.
  7. lcmazza macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2012

    It's actually a pretty good salary in the US or anywhere in the world for some tech support guy.
    Imported goods are very expensive due to taxes, you can't compare that to the cost of living in Brazil.
  8. lucascampelo macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    The minimum wage in Brazil is about USD 280.71. So, they will earn 7.5 times that. Really, it's not that bad for the country's reality. Most tech support guys doesn't earn near that much here.
  9. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    An iPhone costs $1,000 in Brazil and we can't get an Apple store in Taiwan?

    These devices are made by a Taiwanese company, WTF Apple, WTF.
  10. Switchback666 macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2012
    Patiently waiting for you Apple to open atleast 1 store in Dominican Rep. to finally take advantage of the 1 year of apple care lol :)
  11. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Per what time period?

    Per week that'd be great.
    Per year that'd be BS.
    Per month that'd be... IDK, sounds not very good to me, but I know people who feed families of four with that kind of income without any other aid.
  12. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Americans talking about wages in the world :D guys, that salary (if its monthly) would by over average wage in many many countries;) here in central europe it would be almost 2x higher than average salary.
  13. kerr macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    'difficulties in recruitment'

    What are we supposed to infer from that?
  14. brandscill macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    That salary must be monthly as minimum wage is 8000


    I find this part the most surprising
  15. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    The iPhones aren't for the apple store employees in that society.


    Probably because they will make more money over there in Brazil.
  16. Attonine, Aug 24, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013

    Attonine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2006
    Kent. UK
    From the R$ 5000 the employee will be paying about R$2000 tax, plus other deductions, so the take home will probably be about half that. The employee will probably get pretty good benefits, meal tickets, healthcare, transport allowance, plus perks such as promotional membership of gyms and other facilities, maybe even cell phone service deals and possibly even banking perks.

    And the cost of living in Brazil these days is high. Brazil stopped being a cheap country 7 or so years ago. I have lived in Brazil and am currently working in Libya with a Canadian who has Brazilian residence, he's come to Libya because he simply cannot make the money in Brazil he needs to, for example, buy an apartment, and he was earning R$7000 per month in Salvador, which is a considerably cheaper city to live in than Rio.
  17. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Wow, that's a first, and not in a good way….. :eek:
  18. egoistaxx9 macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2013
    nice store, apple really knows when and where to strike. their BoD definitely consists of the most intelligent people.
  19. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I wonder if it's really the protests that are behind the 'recruitment difficulties'.

    Exchange rates vary but in Brazil most medium to large purchases are made on installment plans. The advertised price is often for one of the twelve monthly payments.
  20. lcmazza macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    That is on a per month basis. ;)

    It may not be a very good salary if you need an university graduation, for instance. Otherwise, that is a good offer... see... some people just know how to use computers pretty well. It's not rocket science. More sort of a fancier McDonald's job. lol


    No, the protests have nothing to do with it. The difficulties are due to the pre-requisites that Apple is imposing for the job, which in a country like Brazil are very high and the jobless rate is at about 5,6% (pretty low) and workers with a high education level are pretty scant at the moment.

    BTW: Nice Ayrton Senna pic you got there. He's one of our greatest heroes. Everyone used to love him.
  21. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
  22. lcmazza, Aug 24, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 24, 2013

    lcmazza macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2012
  23. Teste macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    I'm in Brazil. The salary doesn't look that low, but then again I know next to nothing about the job. I take it that's payment for 40 hours a week? And the job does not require College-level education, does it? And I honestly have no idea on how much will be lost due to taxs, but I would wager it would likely go down to 4.000 reais. As long as it's more an entry-level position and has some other benefits, that's not exactly low.
  24. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    I was just down in Rio and stayed near this mall. It's a perfect place for an apple store. Lots of ritzy areas around it.
  25. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    Opens in december.... iPhone 5S will probably be released right around then.

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