The Ipad Is Already Manufactured in Brazil

The promise of the Brazilian government was tempting: a Brazilian iPad 40% cheaper than an imported iPad.

The statement alone was strange.A government announcing the price of a product from a foreign company!

Minister of Science and Technology Aloizio Mercadante went so far as to say that we were “taking a big step towards digital inclusion in the country”.

As if the technological advance of Brazil depended only on touchscreen devices and not on thinkers, educators, technicians.

Today, when buying an iPad 3 for 1,549 reais, the Brazilian consumer delivers 50% in taxes.If the Mercadante 40% reduction was put into practice, the Brazilian iPad 3 should cost 929 reais.

The question – with the obvious answer – is:who is pocketing this difference?

IPad made in Brazil, imported price

When he met President Dilma Rousseff in April 2011, buck Terry Gou, president of Foxconn, a Taiwan-based company and Apple’s partner, said his company would invest $ 12 billion in Brazil and generate 100,000 new jobs .

Gou is a Chinese-style entrepreneur.

Recently, when he felt bogged down by accusations of slave labor in China’s Foxconn, Gou would have said, “They are like a million animals, which cause me headaches.”

Already to the Brazilian workers he was a little more educated: “they earn a lot and work little”.

After a year, it is seen that these numbers are much more modest.Today, November 16, about 1.3 thousand workers work in Foxconn de Jundiaí.Producing iPhones and iPads.

Even being manufactured in Brazil, with incentives and tax exemptions, the price of the iPad did not fall by one cent.

Everyone wants Apple

The Brazilian government then changed its speech.It now states that the most important is the manufacture of mandatory “national” components (50%) by 2015.

In the view of the Ministry of Technology, Apple would be responsible for a new standard of quality, in which other companies would mirror.

Governors from several states also embarked on this canoe.They want an Apple assembler in their territories.

Investing in education, high school, universities, in the training of new professionals in the technological area, there is not with them.

Technology model without direction

The strangest in this strategy is the government electing a type of device (the tablet) and a manufacturer (Apple) as a standard to be followed.

Apple would install itself in the country, reduce its tablet price by 40%, and the government would buy thousands of iPads to be distributed in Brazilian public schools.

You do not have to go very far to know how to do a “digital inclusion”.Right here in neighboring Uruguay you could learn this lesson.

In 2011 the Uruguayan government closed the purchase of almost 400 thousand laptops , at the unit cost of 260 dollars.Including maintenance, training and internet connection.

Gallery

Moto X+1 and Moto G2 pricing disclosed in this new leak …

Moto X+1 and Moto G2 pricing disclosed in this new leak ...

Source: gizmobic.com

Apple iPad Mini ‘to be made in Brazil with October release …

Apple iPad Mini 'to be made in Brazil with October release ...

Source: metro.co.uk

iShotåš Mounts: G8 Proåš V2.0 iPad 2 & 3 rd Gen The New …

iShotåš Mounts: G8 Proåš V2.0 iPad 2 & 3 rd Gen The New ...

Source: www.amazon.in

Original iPad or iPad 2?!

Original iPad or iPad 2?!

Source: mytechandspace.blogspot.com

Apple’s iPad Accessories Priced, Other Manufacturers …

Apple's iPad Accessories Priced, Other Manufacturers ...

Source: appadvice.com

Comment: The rumor that Face ID only works in vertical …

Comment: The rumor that Face ID only works in vertical ...

Source: 9to5mac.com

Apple Geek Mocks up Fourth-Generation iPhone

Apple Geek Mocks up Fourth-Generation iPhone

Source: www.wired.com

Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad 4

Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad 4

Source: 3g.co.uk

Who made the latest Brazil squad, who will replace Neymar …

Who made the latest Brazil squad, who will replace Neymar ...

Source: www.goal.com

Gli iPad "Made in Brazil" saranno spediti da Dicembre

Gli iPad "Made in Brazil" saranno spediti da Dicembre

Source: www.melarumors.com

Online sale New IPad Smart Gex Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Online sale New IPad Smart Gex Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Source: gadgetexpress.com.au

From iWatch to iPad Pro: How Apple could fill the mobile …

From iWatch to iPad Pro: How Apple could fill the mobile ...

Source: www.imore.com

Editors desk: The new iPad, nothing’s unbeatable, the …

Editors desk: The new iPad, nothing's unbeatable, the ...

Source: www.imore.com

iPad Air Vs. Every iPad In This Video Comparison

iPad Air Vs. Every iPad In This Video Comparison

Source: www.ijailbreak.com

iPad Made in Brazil. Produkcja może ruszyć już w grudniu …

iPad Made in Brazil. Produkcja może ruszyć już w grudniu ...

Source: www.komputerswiat.pl

Apple pays $60M to settle iPad case; Foxconn plans Brazil …

Apple pays $60M to settle iPad case; Foxconn plans Brazil ...

Source: chinadailymail.com

In a move that could signal a shift in strategy away from …

In a move that could signal a shift in strategy away from ...

Source: www.strategicsourceror.com

Waar maakt Apple die nieuwe Iphone 6? – De Geobronnen

Waar maakt Apple die nieuwe Iphone 6? – De Geobronnen

Source: www.geobronnen.com

China Brazil Power Charger, USB Brazil Power Adapter for …

China Brazil Power Charger, USB Brazil Power Adapter for ...

Source: focanelectronic.en.made-in-china.com

foxconn Articles

foxconn Articles

Source: appadvice.com

iPad, Cases and Tutorials on Pinterest

iPad, Cases and Tutorials on Pinterest

Source: www.pinterest.com

Brazil’s Science Without Borders programme deserves more …

Brazil’s Science Without Borders programme deserves more ...

Source: www.timeshighereducation.com

Brazil map of Manufacturing relocation index by Estados …

Brazil map of Manufacturing relocation index by Estados ...

Source: www.targetmap.com

President Of Brazil Drops Taxes To Guarantee Your Next …

President Of Brazil Drops Taxes To Guarantee Your Next ...

Source: www.cultofmac.com

Doing business in Brazil

Doing business in Brazil

Source: www.capitatranslationinterpreting.com

Brazil map of Change in the share of the Brazilian …

Brazil map of Change in the share of the Brazilian ...

Source: www.targetmap.com

É o jeitinho brasileiro

É o jeitinho brasileiro

Source: taboojive.com

iPad, Cases and Tutorials on Pinterest

iPad, Cases and Tutorials on Pinterest

Source: www.pinterest.com

Apple’s Subtle Changes to the App Store Navigation …

Apple’s Subtle Changes to the App Store Navigation ...

Source: www.macstories.net

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Apple’s new iPad Pro: the …

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Apple's new iPad Pro: the ...

Source: windowsreport.com