Photos of Brazilian-Made 8 GB iPhone 4 Surface

Much has been made of Foxconn's efforts to begin producing iPads in Brazil, but the initiative has also included iPhone production that has moved along at a bit faster pace than the iPad plans.

As evidence of the fact that Brazilian iPhone production is already up and running, MacMagazine.com.br shares photos [Google translation] of a new 8 GB iPhone 4 carrying markings revealing that it was manufactured in Brazil.


Aside from an "Indústria Brasileira" notice replacing the usual "Assembled in China" statement found on most iPhones, the new Brazilian model also includes a regulatory agency logo from Anatel, the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications. The software also reports a model number of MD198BR, with the "BR" suffix suggesting a Brazil-specific model.


Apple has yet to introduce the 8 GB iPhone 4 in Brazil, but a separate source has reportedly told MacMagazine.com.br that the device is set to launch on December 2nd. The launch of that device would almost certainly come alongside the debut of the iPhone 4S in Brazil, although specific information on a launch date for the iPhone 4S has not yet been received by the site.

High Brazilian import taxes on goods such as the iPhone and iPad have resulted in slow adoption of Apple's devices in the world's fifth most populous country. By moving production into the country, Apple and Foxconn hope to spur growth there while also expanding and diversifying manufacturing for worldwide distribution.

iPad production has apparently yet to begin in Brazil, although Foxconn has claimed that it will be ramping up manufacturing of the device there next month.

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111 months ago

Great. An iPhone with built in maps of all unmonitored US border entries and Canadian checkpoints. Just what we need. I'd love to see something designed and made in the USA again but cheap labor is where it's at.

Not only are you a racist but you're not very bright either. Since when does Brazil have a border anywhere near the United States (let alone Canada)?
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111 months ago
Indústria Brasileira

For those wondering why it's written "Indústria Brasileira" and not something like "Made in Brazil", it's a regulatory issue. The law here in Brasil requires that industrialized products made here have the standard saying "Indústria Brasileira" for control by the tax authority.
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111 months ago
>High Brazilian import taxes on goods such as the iPhone and iPad have resulted in slow adoption of Apple's devices in the world's fifth most populous country.

Oh hello, it looks like Brazil has figured out how to stop the outsourcing plague that has been screwing up the economy in the USA and Europe.

MAYBE WE SHOULD, I dunno... FOLLOW THEIR EXAMPLE.
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111 months ago
Does that mean my new iphone i just ordered will talk with a sexy Brazillian accent? :-)
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111 months ago
That's a perfect example of a good Industry Government Policy, lefting multinacional with no other choice but to produce there (one of the most populated countries and one of the fastest growing and biggest economies of the world). Brazil is becoming a world power, with a power and fast growing industry, increasing highly qualified labor, increasing life conditions for the poorest, etc. I'm very proud of my "brother" country and wish the best of luck for the future. Abraços de Portugal =D (Hope some day you can save your "brother" from its enormous debt.. ;) kidding)
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111 months ago
“Indústria Brasileira” is a standard for products made/assembled in Brazil, like how Mexico has "Hecho en Mexico" on products even if the rest of the packaging is in another language
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