iPad mini Why no iPad Mini in Brazil?

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

  1. alan292161 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    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
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    retroneo macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2012/01/26/brazil-gives-tax-exemption-to-foxconn-ipad-production-may-follo/
    http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/index.php?ID=17085
     
  3. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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    Yes apple is like **** brazil
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    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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