First Brazilian Built iPhones Make Their Way Out Of Foxconn Factory



We were fortunate enough to get an exclusive look at Foxconn’s new factory in Brazil earlier this week, where the company will join the Foxconn factory in China in co-producing Apple’s iPhone, and soon its iPad. Although the factory is already up and running, we’re yet to see any Brazilian built iPhones on the market.

That was until today, when Brazilian blog MacMagazine published an image of one of the first iPhone 4 units that was assembled outside of China.

Unlike most of Apple’s devices out there today, this one doesn’t read “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” on its rear, but instead, “Designed by Apple in California. Brazilian Industry.” in Portuguese. The device is reportedly an 8GB iPhone 4, with a model number that concludes with “BR” for Brazil, as shown in the image below:

While the images are still unconfirmed, we have little reason to believe that they’re not genuine. Strengthening their authenticity as that ANATEL logo on the rear, which is the Brazilian telecommunications document agency.

MacMagazine says that local residents should be able to purchase the 8GB iPhone in Brazil from December 2.

Have you seen a Brazilian built iPhone out in the wild yet?

[via 9to5Mac]

  • Al

    That ANATEL logo is horrible. Apart from that, Viva Brasil!!!

  • Seth Chapman

    Wrong post, for some reason. :(

  • Fabrício Lemos

    Besides the ANATEL logo, the “Indústria Brasileira” inscription (made in Brazil) is also obligatory. Also, the About page shows Claro, one of Brazil’s iPhone carriers.

  • Starman_Andromeda

    I’d rather buy one made in Brazil than in China…  


    Many reasons, not the least of which is knowing Latin America well!

  • Alfred Reinold Baudisch

    OFF TOPIC: Another Alfred from Brazil which is Apple-enabled? :O

  • saijanai

    This is a very big deal. My understanding is that it is virtually impossible to purchase non-Brazilian made computers when  you live in Brazil.