Brazilian city with Foxconn factory names street after Steve Jobs

Brazilian city with Foxconn factory names street after Steve Jobs
According to Brazil's MacMagazine, Mayor Miguel Haddad in the city of Jundiai has approved changing the name of one of the streets in the city to pay tribute to the late Steve Jobs. The co-founder of Apple died last October 5th after battling pancreatic cancer, and the idea to name the street as a tribute was first brought up the very next day.

The legal decree that created Avenida Steve Jobs

The legal decree that created Avenida Steve Jobs

Last year, the Mayor said that he picked that specific location for "Avenida Steve Jobs" because the road winds around the Anhanguera highway, along which Foxconn built its factory that manufacturers the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPad 2. Apple Insider says that since last February, units of the iPhone 4 constructed in that facility have been available, and that iPad 2 units built in the same factory will soon be offered for sale.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he expects "major growth" from Brazil. Domestic production is the key to turning a profit in the country since Brazil's import tariffs are high enough to double the price of some imported Apple products for sale in the country.

source: MacMagazine (translated) via AppleInsider

The Foxconn plant in Jundiai and a map showing Avenida Steve Jobs
The Foxconn plant in Jundiai and a map showing Avenida Steve Jobs

The Foxconn plant in Jundiai and a map showing Avenida Steve Jobs


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22 Comments

1. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

At the middle of the street there is also a memorial to all the foxconn workers dead by suicide

2. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Wow the mayor is an ish3ep too

3. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Is it possible to patent cities?

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

What's it called? iDeviL's wAy????

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

LuciFer's lAne???

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Carrera del DiAblo???

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

One Shēē₱ Plaza "°•°"???

10. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

You are just jealous because you have never accomplished anything in your life like steve jobs did.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You are so right, it is so difficult these days , in a world so vast, to steal others' ideas and patent them as your own to make billions; or, to have everyone whom you've ever dealt with and has come physically within an inch of your nAusiAting presence to only speak ill of you; or, to be such an insecure control freak (probably due to the fact that you were abandoned by both parents) that you must exercise absolute control and authority with regard to how other people who have overpaid for a liMiTed-in-functiOnAliTy product actually get to use it; yes, I've never accomplished being the sole sAviOr and leader of millions of mindless lost and in dire need of vAliDation four-legged mammals (two when on bended knees).

14. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

While he was making billions and changing the way smart phones were and how they looked, you were just sittin on the computer calling people sheeeps

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Just because he made billions, doesn't mean he was a decent human being. the Nazi death camps were also quite profitable.

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Completely agree... Now note the facing-in barbed wire all over the place!!!

18. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I call them no such thing, I just say: baaaaa-haaaa-haaaa-aaaaa.... "°•°"

8. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Good title for a movie. ( Horror on ish**p street )

9. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

As a Brazilian, i am deeply disturbed and ashamed of such. I hope every worker there sabotages those pieces of iJunk. Nough said.

11. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Wonderful news. The Free Market marches on,opening new avenues for cheap unskilled labor throughout the Third World,therefore enabling us to enjoy more affordable higher end electronics. Brazil is on the right track,now let the rest of Latin America follow suit.

13. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

So if someone has an iPhone or an iPad, they Are a sheep? Some people just like the products. Like me

22. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

sorry your on phonearena.com. if you like apple, you're an idiot I guess. Theres no such thing as just simply preferring apple products here. your just a sheep.

15. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I thought high tariffs killed jobs ? So I guess that if the US raised tariffs on certain imports, Apple would have to bring some of those jobs back to America.

19. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Tariffs well as unions and the Federal Minimum Wage should be completely eliminated. Free Market Capitalism is the only way. US workers are too expensive as it is,they must be made competitive,otherwise jobs will keep leaving overseas.

20. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I get that Foxxcon doesn't have a good track record but adding jobs to a small town and reducing the cost of electronic products by bypassing the import tax, albeit being Apple products, is a good thing. P.S. I'm from Brazil so I know how much jobs are needed out there and how absurdly expensive electronics cost.

21. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Well said,BolaG.

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