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.

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


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