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9/16/2011 11:32 AM EDT
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double-o-nothing
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double-o-nothing   9/16/2011 1:54:09 PM
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Brazil appears much higher cost of living and labor than China. Can it make up somehow?

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tb1   9/16/2011 5:26:51 PM
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The equation: Chinese iPad cost + tariff (more than) Brazil iPad cost takes into account the higher labor cost in Brazil, at least for sales in Brazil.

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goafrit   9/16/2011 7:58:46 PM
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The best govt in the developing world. You got to make it in Brazil to sell in Brazil and that is how to create jobs. If not be prepared to pay 78%. Apple said they will not go. But now they went.

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old account Frank Eory   9/16/2011 10:52:06 PM
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It depends on who you ask. Protectionism benefits one group of people, free trade benefits a different group of people.

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_hm   9/16/2011 11:28:57 PM
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I look forward for Made in USA iPAD and other Apple products. Why not invest more in USA?

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seaEE   9/17/2011 2:54:27 AM
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I look forward to made in the USA as well. How much would an iPAD cost if manufactured in the U.S.? Has the analysis ever been done?

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DrQuine   9/18/2011 2:47:09 PM
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Other than the "made in" label, I wonder what differences there will be between the models from Brazil and China. Will geeks find a reason to prefer the South American edition? Would there be benefits in importing the models from Brazil to the USA rather than the models from China? I'm guessing that it costs more to manufacture in Brazil (but less than the cost of duty and shipping from China).

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Victor Valente   9/18/2011 8:39:28 PM
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This is part of the government effort to get in the semiconductor market. Due to the tax metioned by goafrit Brazil has some electronics equipaments, like notebooks, with the highest prices in the world. For sure, Brazil's costs of production are much higher than China's. The main idea is to meet brazilian consumer maket that is not as big as US market but can make some money.

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Victor Valente   9/18/2011 8:40:45 PM
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This is part of the government effort to get in the semiconductor market. Due to the tax metioned by goafrit Brazil has some electronics equipaments, like notebooks, with the highest prices in the world. For sure, Brazil's costs of production are much higher than China's. The main idea is to meet brazilian consumer maket that is not as big as US market but can make some money.

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Cezar A C Menezes   9/19/2011 1:08:03 AM
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We all know that the value resides on the product's design, not on the product's assembling, which will be the nature of Foxcomm's plant in Brazil. There is almost no production of SMT electronic components the country. Even samples or small orders of components are highly taxed by Brazilian customs, which is nonsense since these import barriers doesn't protect the local semiconductor industry (which doesn't exist by the way), neither benefits local product engineering companies. This initiative is excellent for Apple who will jump ahead the competition, such as Samsung or Motorola. That is the deal : "made in Brazil for Brazilians". Profits will come to "Infinite Loop" anyway, after being highly taxed, I might add. The optimistic stand point (for software developers worldwide) is that there will be a flood of new IPad owners, avid for applications downloaded from Apple App Store. At least, the Brazilian government is not taxing internet data flow yet...

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