iPad mini Why no iPad Mini in Brazil?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alan292161, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. alan292161 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013

    I was just wondering if anybody knows why the iPad mini is not for sale in Brazil. I don’t see any articles online explaining why (especially now that its actually made there). Is it just something where Apple hasn’t given an explanation? Also if I were to ship one over, would it be considered a shady/black market good and confiscated by customs? Thanks!

    - Alan
  2. retroneo, Mar 7, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013

    retroneo macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    Is the iPad 4 made locally yet in Brazil? - I thought that Foxconn was going to make it locally to avoid the high import tariffs.

    Perhaps they are waiting to retool the factory to also produce iPad minis? I thought the import tariffs are so high that it would be pointless trying to sell it there. It would be cheaper to leave the country and bring one back.

  3. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    Maybe they don't have a Portuguese keyboard available and are waiting to develop it first.

    Makes a lot of sense.
  4. retroneo macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    iOS is fully localized into 34 languages, including Portuguese and Portuguese (Brazil). This includes full interface language, dictionary support and keyboards.

    See here: http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/specs/ (under Languages)
  5. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    IIRC, Apple got sued for copyright infringement down there. That might be why.
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Yes apple is like **** brazil
  7. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Well Apple is currently being sued by Brazil for releasing models too often, so if I were Apple, I would only release every other model in Brazil from now on. Apparently quick release cycles are illegal or some such nonsense.

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