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Brazilian Supreme Court to Determine If Apple Can Continue to Use 'iPhone' Trademark in Brazil

Wednesday August 12, 2020 2:28 pm PDT by
Apple is facing a trademark battle in Brazil as the Brazilian Supreme Court is set to determine whether Apple is allowed to use the iPhone trademark in Brazil. The Brazilian Supreme Court will rule on the issue following a constitutional appeal by IGB Electronica, an electronics company that registered the ‌iPhone‌ trademark in Brazil in 2000. Under the name Gradiente, IGB Electronica...

Facebook Kills Off Slimmed Down 'Facebook Lite' App Due to Low Adoption

Wednesday August 12, 2020 2:01 am PDT by
Facebook Lite, the social network's slimmed down app for low speed connections and low-spec phones, is being deactivated, reports MacMagazine. Facebook Lite was designed to work on poor internet connections like 2G networks or in rural areas with a bad signal, mainly by not downloading high resolution images or autoplaying videos, and the app could be used on older phones at the expense of...

Apple Watch ECG Feature Likely Coming Soon to Japan and Brazil

Saturday June 6, 2020 1:21 am PDT by
Apple has included an ECG function in new Apple Watch models since 2018, providing users in select territories with the ability to measure the electrical activity of their heart. Apple now appears to be ready to extend the ECG feature to Brazil and Japan, based on recent government filings. According to MacOtakara, Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) recently updated...

Apple Watch Series 5 Launches in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand

Friday October 25, 2019 5:50 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available to purchase at Apple Stores and select resellers in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, with both Wi-Fi-only and cellular models released today following pre-orders. Pricing starts at R$3,999 in Brazil, ₩539,000 in Korea, and ฿14,400 in Thailand. Carriers:Brazil: Claro and Vivo Korea: KT, SK Telecom, and LG U+ Thailand: AIS, dtac, and TrueMoveApple ...

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Available to Pre-Order in Four New Countries From June 8

Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:06 am PDT by
Apple has announced through its regional websites that Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models will be available to pre-order in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates on Friday, June 8. Brazilian customers hoping to pick up and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE can expect to pay 3,119 reais (about $826) for the 38mm model and 3449 for the 42mm model. Claro will be the sole network...

Apple Pay Now Available in Brazil

Wednesday April 4, 2018 4:52 am PDT by
Apple Pay has officially launched in Brazil today through an exclusive partnership with Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple Pay would be launching in Brazil during the company's first quarter earnings call, and today the "coming soon" label was removed from Apple's website. A number of Brazilian users have been able to set up Apple Pay as of this morning,...

Bank T&C's for Digital Wallets Suggest Imminent Launch of Apple Pay in Brazil

Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:12 am PST by
Apple could well be on the cusp of launching Apple Pay in Brazil, almost two years after rumors of rollout in the region first surfaced. Users of iOS devices in the country who attempt to add a Visa Platinum Personnalité card from Itaú Unibanco to their Apple Wallet are now seeing a terms of service agreement relating to digital wallet use. The message was first spotted by local tech site Ma...

Apple to Switch From Dollars to Brazilian Reais for App Store Purchases in Brazil in 2018

Thursday December 7, 2017 11:16 am PST by
Starting in early 2018, Apple users in Brazil will pay for purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store using the Brazilian real instead of the dollar. The Brazilian real will also be used for Apple Music subscriptions and iCloud storage charges. Apple began notifying users about the change in emails that were sent out today. Once the currency change happens, all new purchases...

iPhone X Will Cost Over $2,100 in Brazil When Released in South America Next Month

Thursday November 23, 2017 6:18 am PST by
Apple has updated its website to indicate that the iPhone X launches in three additional Latin American countries in early December. Namely, the iPhone X will be released in Colombia starting December 1, Chile on December 7, and Brazil on December 8. The device will be available from select carriers and authorized resellers in each country. In Brazil, the iPhone X will also be on display...

Google Photos and Duo App Updates Coming For Users in Low Connectivity Areas

Thursday March 23, 2017 2:20 am PDT by
Google announced a couple of notable updates for its Duo and Photos apps yesterday at the company's São Paulo event, where it pitched the features as ideal solutions for users in Brazil who live in low connectivity areas. Google Photos received two new features to make photo backup and sharing easier when using the app in locations with poor network coverage. Photos now backs up images...

New Apple Video Celebrates Brazilian Carnival Festivities Using iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

Tuesday February 14, 2017 6:16 am PST by
On its Brazilian YouTube channel, Apple today posted a new video celebrating Carnival festivities in the country, which typically run throughout February and into March each year (via blogdoiphone). Apple is said to have made the video to highlight "the diversity, variety and freedom of expression of Carnival," as well as a way to continue its "Shot on iPhone" campaign, which has recently focused ...

T-Mobile Extends Unlimited Data and Calling in Brazil to 2016 Paralympic Games

Thursday August 11, 2016 6:27 am PDT by
T-Mobile has announced that qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers will automatically receive free unlimited data at up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Brazil until September 18, enabling visitors to celebrate the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro without worrying about roaming charges. The carrier is also offering free calls within Brazil and to the United States until September 18,...

T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data and Calling in Brazil for 2016 Summer Olympics

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:36 am PDT by
T-Mobile has announced that qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers will automatically receive free unlimited data at up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Brazil during the entire month of August, enabling visitors to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro without worrying about roaming charges. The carrier is also offering free calls within Brazil and to the United States in...

Apple Maps Gains Transit in Rio de Janeiro Ahead of Summer Olympics

Monday May 2, 2016 7:42 am PDT by
In time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Apple Maps now supports transit routing in Rio de Janeiro, the second most populous city in Brazil. Transit directions are available for travel by bus, ferry, metro, and train throughout the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, including connections to and from Belford Roxo, Duque de Caxias, Itaboraí, Japeri, Magé, Mesquita, Nilópolis, Niterói, Nova...

MasterCard May Support Apple Pay in Canada, Brazil and Asia This Year

Monday February 29, 2016 1:12 pm PST by
Apple Pay is supported by large financial institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, and China, but the mobile payments service can only be used with non-bank-issued American Express credit cards in Australia and Canada. Apple Pay does not support big banks in either country. That could soon change in at least Canada, as MacRumors has learned that MasterCard has Apple Pay support in...

Apple Raises Mac Prices in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey

Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:53 pm PDT by
Apple has raised its prices for the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and Mac Pro this week in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey as the values of foreign currencies continue to fluctuate against the U.S. dollar. MacBook Air prices in New Zealand, for example, ranged between NZ$1,399.00 and NZ$1,799.00 for stock configurations prior to the ...

Apple's Second Retail Store in Brazil Opening in São Paulo on April 18

Thursday April 9, 2015 5:09 am PDT by
Apple announced on Thursday that its second retail store in Brazil will open in São Paulo, the most populous city in the country, on April 18 at 10:00 AM local time. The new store will be located in the Morumbi shopping center at 1089 Roque Petroni Junior Avenue in the neighborhood of Vila Gertrude, joining Apple's first retail store in Brazil that opened at the Village Mall in Rio de Janeiro in ...

Apple Hiring for Retail Store in São Paulo as Construction Nears Completion

Thursday March 26, 2015 8:51 am PDT by
Apple has posted several job listings in recent weeks to fill retail positions at an under-construction Apple Store in São Paulo, the most populous city in Brazil. The company is seeking to hire Creatives, Specialists, Geniuses, Managers and a number of other positions for the store, which appears to be nearing completion based on new photos published by Brazilian website Blog do iPhone....

Apple Hit with 'Planned Obsolescence' Lawsuit in Brazil over Fourth-Generation iPad

Thursday February 21, 2013 6:37 am PST by
Brazilian newspaper Jornal do Comércio reports [Google translation, via MacMagazine.com.br] that Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit over its introduction of the fourth-generation iPad in the country. The lawsuit, led by the Institute of Politics and Law Software (IBDI), reportedly alleges that Apple's deviation from its usual yearly product update cycle amounts to "planned...

Apple Gains Certification to Sell Brazilian-Assembled iPad 2, New iPad Certification Pending

Thursday April 5, 2012 7:16 am PDT by
Back in late February, we noted that Apple had begun selling Brazilian-assembled 8 GB iPhone 4 models in that country, yielding the first fruits from Foxconn's production lines starting up in the country. Foxconn has also been said to be gearing up for iPad production in Brazil, with domestic production of the iPhone and iPad providing a means by which Apple could avoid hefty import taxes in one ...