All items tagged with "Brazil"

Want Your App To Be An Overnight Hit? Just Name It ‘Butt Crack’

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There are all kinds of little tricks developers can use to try to get their app to gain some recognition in the App Store, but Matt Henderson inadvertently discovered that naming your app ‘Butt Crack’ can reap unfathomable rewards.

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Apple Might Have To Pay An Android-Maker To Sell iPhones In Brazil

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Apple is edging closer towards a settlement with Brazilian telecommunications firm IGB Eletronica over the “iPhone” trademark. IGB owns the brand Gradiente, which obtained the trademark in 2007 — the same year Apple announced its popular smartphone. The company has been keen to prevent Apple from using it, but it appears it’s now willing to reach a deal.

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Foxconn’s Freezing Hires In China To Hire More Workers In Other Countries

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There have been a lot of theories floated for why Foxconn froze new hires earlier this month. Early rumors suggested that iPhone 5 production had slowed, while later reports said that Apple’s new measures to improve working conditions had caused fewer workers than usual to abandon their posts over Chinese New Year.

Now there’s a new theory: Foxconn’s getting out of China, at least in part.

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Brazilian Company Wins Battle To Sell Android-Powered “iPhones”

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Apple is no longer the exclusive rights holder to the iPhone trademark in Brazil when applied to handset devices. That means IGB Electronics S.A. and Apple can both sell “iPhones” in the county, even though IGB’s iPhone is, in fact, an Android phone.

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Apple May Lose Trademark For iPhone In Brazil [Report]

It's a small world, after all.

It’s a small world, after all.

Apple may lose its right to use the iPhone name in Brazil, according to a report on Reuters today. The trademark has been given to Gradiente Eletronica SA, a Brazilian electronics maker who registered the name in 1998, well before Apple had an iPhone to even trademark. The decision is set to be made public on the 13th of this month.

Apple can still challenge the ruling in Brazilian courts once the announcement is made.

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Brazilian Smartphone Maker Announces Entire Line Of Android Powered… iPhones?!?

Brazilian Smartphone Maker Announces Entire Line Of Android Powered… iPhones?!?

When we see companies shamelessly ripping off Apple’s brand, designs and trademarks, we usually think of any number of tiny Chinese knock-off makers (or Samsung).

Now, though, the Brazilians appear to be getting in on the action, as a Brazil-based electronics maker is now planning on launching a new line of Android smartphones that they are calling IPHONES. Yes, really.

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Apple Plans To Open Their First Apple Store In Brazil Next Year

Apple Plans To Open Their First Apple Store In Brazil Next Year

While Apple Stores across the U.S. continue to enjoy a lot of success, Apple is looking to expand their retail operations overseas in countries such as China, Turkey and now Brazil.

According to a new press release, Apple has informed the Brazilian press that they plan to open their first Apple Store in Rio de Janerio next year. If the Rio de Janeiro store is successful, Apple is likely to follow it up with more retail locations in Brazil, which is also where Foxconn has built new factories to assemble iPads.

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iPad Mini Will Be Thinner Than Current iPad And Come With 3G, Production Starting In Brazil This September [Rumor]

iPad Mini Will Be Thinner Than Current iPad And Come With 3G, Production Starting In Brazil This September [Rumor]

Will Apple introduce a new member of its iOS family later this year?

It’s been rumored for many months that Apple will release a smaller ‘iPad Mini’ to compete with cheaper Android tablets and devices like the Kindle Fire.

After Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is indeed working on a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet, a fresh report from Japanese blog Macotakara reveals some more alleged details about the forthcoming device.

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New Apple TV Arrives In Brazil With $211 Price Tag

New Apple TV Arrives In Brazil With $211 Price Tag

The new Apple TV costs more than twice as much in Brazil.

The new Apple TV has made its debut in Brazil today, but it picked up a pretty hefty price tag on the way. Although the set-top box sells for just $99 in the U.S., in Brazil it costs 399 Reals — roughly $211.

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Brazil Pays Tribute To Apple Co-Founder By Naming Street Steve Jobs Avenue

Brazil Pays Tribute To Apple Co-Founder By Naming Street Steve Jobs Avenue

Steve Jobs Avenue in Jundiai is located near Foxconn's new iPhone plant.

Brazil’s Jundiai city council has paid tribute to Apple’s late co-founder and former CEO by naming one of its streets Steve Jobs Avenue. The council actually announced that it would commemorate Steve with a street a day after his passing last year, but city officials only confirmed the name this week.

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