The iPhone 5 still has to launch in Brazil, but one thing is for sure: when it hits the shelves, it will be much more expensive than in other markets. If you need a proof of it, just look at the new Apple TV, which costs R$399 in Brazil - roughly $197 USD, or twice its selling price in the US.
This isn’t only about Apple products; we have already touched the subject several times, many articles are much more expensive in Brazil, especially electronics. Let’s now try to understand why.
The usual culprit: Taxes and inefficiencies
Someone sent me a message with the text below. It’s neither about ColdFusion, nor about jobs, but it talks about politics in Brazil. The message said that it was published in Canada.
I found that so true and interesting that I could not refrain me from posting it. Although I’m out of Brazil for 20 years, I still consider myself a patriot Brazilian and I’m sad with the current situation in there which the outside public does not have any idea on what it is happening.