Whereas China continues to be answerable for manufacturing most of Apple’s units, the corporate does have some meeting amenities world wide. One among these amenities is Foxconn Brazil, positioned in São Paulo. There, Apple is now assembling the 6.1-inch iPhone 15.

iPhone 15 now assembled in Brazil

As famous by the Brazilian weblog MacMagazine, Apple appears to be transport iPhone 15 items assembled in Brazil. The corporate has not confirmed the information and there’s no express proof of this on Apple’s web site. Nevertheless, Apple’s on-line retailer in Brazil provides prospects a clue as to which mannequin they’re getting.

When checking the URL of the checkout webpage for the iPhone 15, prospects will now discover the half quantity ending with “BR/A,” which is used to establish Apple merchandise assembled in Brazil. Most merchandise are recognized with “BE/A” or “BZ/A” to point that they’ve been imported to be offered within the nation.

Apparently, Apple has once again chosen to solely assemble the 6.1-inch iPhone mannequin in Brazil. The iPhone 15 Plus and each Professional fashions offered within the nation are nonetheless imported from China. This can be because of the entry-level mannequin doubtless being the most well-liked in Brazil, given the excessive costs of the iPhone within the South American nation.

Brazil imposes excessive taxes on imported merchandise. For that motive, some firms put money into assembling their merchandise in Brazil, as this grants a discount in taxes to promote these merchandise. The 128GB iPhone 15 was launched for R$7,299 (round $1,460) in Brazil, however can now be discovered for as little as R$5,399 (about $1,080) in sure retail shops.

Apple diversifying its meeting chain

Whereas assembling iPhones in Brazil advantages Brazilian prospects, it additionally advantages Apple – and never simply due to the chance to promote extra iPhones. Having meeting amenities in different areas permits Apple to rely much less on China and may also help the corporate keep away from provide shortages within the native market.

Along with Brazil, Apple has additionally been investing in its meeting amenities in India and Vietnam. Final 12 months, Indian prospects have been capable of purchase iPhone 15 fashions assembled in India on the very first day of sales.

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