Foxconn‘s iPad production have yet to begin in Brazil, but the entry-level 8GB iPhone 4 seems to already be in production and set to be launched on December 2nd. High import taxes in Brazil on goods like the iPhone and iPad have resulted in slow adoption of Apple products in Brazil, the world’s fifth most populous country. The US$12B manufacturing facility in Brazil hopes to address the issues while expanding worldwide distribution for Apple and Foxconn.
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Cues from the Brazilian-made model includes “Industria Brasileira” and the logo of a regulatory body – Anatel, Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications. The model spots a product number MD198BR, with the “BR” presumably a Brazil-specific model.