Brazil Commemorates Apple’s Co-Founder With Steve Jobs Avenue

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Jundiai city council in Brazil has confirmed Steve Jobs Avenue. This is a gesture by council to to commemorate Apple’s late co-founder.

City of Jundiai is located near Sao Paulo where Foxconn runs a new manufacturing facility that manufactures iPhones in Brazil.

The city of Jundiai actually announced an avenue dedicated to Steve Jobs on 6 October 2012, one day after Jobs passed away. However, it was only this past Tuesday on 10 April 2012, that city officials confirmed the name.

MacMagazine.com.br blog posted official documents and reported that Mayor Michael Haddad had put his signature on the 27 March 2012 city council ruling. Steve Jobs Avenue includes Goiás Avenue Road and the Anhanguera Highway region.

Brazil maybe home to the most expensive iPhone in the world but Apple is as popular a technology brand in the country as it is elsewhere.

Foxconn, Apple’s contract manufacturer, is planning to open five plants in the country. All of these plants employ a thousand workers and dedicated to producing Apple’s gadgets, including iPads.

Tax incentives and risk mitigation are thought to be the primary reasons for moving some of the production of Apple’s gadgets out of Shenzen in the Chinese province of Guangdong.

Source: iDownload Blog

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