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

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Steve Jobs Avenue in Jundiai is located near Foxconn's new iPhone plant.
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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The electronics stores are set up like mini-malls. @Nicole Martinelli.
The São Paulo electronics stores are set up like mini-malls. @Nicole Martinelli.

São Paulo, Brazil – The arrival of the much-awaited Brazilian iPad may be in doubt – although our trip to the Foxconn factory showed that an local iPhone is in the works – one thing is certain: there’s a huge market for gadgets here.

Brazilians pay some of the highest prices in the world for their iDevices, but many of them buy alternatives – black or gray market goods and fakes.

Commerce hub São Paulo has a whole neighborhood dedicated to selling these off-market electronic items called Santa Ifigênia, where I paid a visit with Alessandro Salvatori of Blog do iPhone.