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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001


Last month, word surfaced 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 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.

Article Link: Foxconn Seeking to Accelerate Start of iPad Production in Brazil to July


macrumors member
Feb 22, 2011
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....:(


macrumors member
May 27, 2006
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!


macrumors newbie
May 9, 2011
United Kingdom
the move would be good,

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 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, 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


macrumors 604
Oct 13, 2008
Foxconn is from Taiwan and i'm tired of protecting them from china. Foxconn has done nothing for the U.S.
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