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This article was published on November 29, 2011


iPhone 4S starts selling for $1900(!) in Brazil

iPhone 4S starts selling for $1900(!) in Brazil
Anna Heim
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Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie with a love for technology.

The iPhone 4 8GB started showing up on Brazilian shelves yesterday, where it’s more expensive than elsewhere (see our post). Well, the same may well hold true for the iPhone 4S.

Spotted by one reader of the Brazilian site MacMagazine in one store belonging to the mobile carrier Oi, this iPhone 4S 16GB sells for… R$3,549 – that is US$1922!


As the Brazilian blog Webholic points out, this makes the smartphone as expensive as a MacBook Pro. As a matter of fact, buying a round trip to Miami may be even less costly than this.

However, this pricing could be an isolated practice: while Brazil’s main operators have confirmed they will offer this model very soon, the iPhone 4S hasn’t been officially launched yet.

Still, knowing the pricing of other Apple devices in the country, chances are talking to Siri won’t come out cheap – at least, until iPhones made in Brazil start going on sale.