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Apple brings iPhone to Latin America

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 May 2008 18:25 User comments (9)

Apple brings iPhone to Latin America America Movil SAB has announced that it has inked a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to 12 countries in Latin America.
The media company said it would be bringing the phone to all of its Latin American operations but would not go into more detail about the arrangement, not even explaining if it was the exclusive carrier in the nations.

Apple says it plans to bring further expansion during the Q4 2008 by partnering with America Movil which has 160 million subscribers in 16 countries including Mexico and Brazil.

Over the last few weeks Apple has helped expand its iPhone worldwide signing deals with Rogers in Canada, Telecom Italia SpA in Italy; and Vodafone for 10 countries, including Australia, India, Italy and Turkey.

Apple says it has sold 5.5 million of the devices worldwide and has a year end goal of 10 million.

"We're excited to be working with America Movil to bring the iPhone to Latin America later this year, and we can't wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world,"
said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris.

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9 user comments

18.5.2008 21:19

How many people besides the drug lords can afford it?

29.5.2008 18:39
saltynuts
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who are they going to sell it to all the people left and took over america.i mean really is there any latinos left there?

39.5.2008 19:10

Quote:
How many people besides the drug lords can afford it?
Hey iluvendo why you gotta hate on Latinos?? We aint just "Drug Lords"
We got "Pimps" too!!!

But seriously...its too expensive for us and if they plan to do the whole apple\at&t deal with latin carriers...good fu@#ing luck!

But technology wise were not that far behind, and you would be surprized how many morons would preffer to be in debt and have a cool phone than a regular one...a lot!

Oh and Saltynuts, FYI "buddy" America is a whole CONTINENT not just one country...

49.5.2008 19:53
saltynuts
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Originally posted by Chanta:
Quote:
How many people besides the drug lords can afford it?
Hey iluvendo why you gotta hate on Latinos?? We aint just "Drug Lords"
We got "Pimps" too!!!

But seriously...its too expensive for us and if they plan to do the whole apple\at&t deal with latin carriers...good fu@#ing luck!

But technology wise were not that far behind, and you would be surprized how many morons would preffer to be in debt and have a cool phone than a regular one...a lot!

Oh and Saltynuts, FYI "buddy" America is a whole CONTINENT not just one country...





Really? i had no idea.but anyway i meant to say north america is that better.

59.5.2008 20:00

Originally posted by Chanta:
Quote:
How many people besides the drug lords can afford it?
Quote:
Hey iluvendo why you gotta hate on Latinos?? We aint just "Drug Lords
"



Chanta fyi, I work in a Latino neighborhood and my girlfriend is a beautiful Latina. No I do not hate Latinos. It just seems all the hard working ones I meet are less than wealthy blue collar. The only rich Latinos are the lazy not hard working flashy good for nothing ones into drugs.If I came across as anything but loving the Latin race, I am truly sorry



Quote:
We got "Pimps" too!!!

So does everyone else.




But seriously...its too expensive for us and if they plan to do the whole apple\at&t deal with latin carriers...good fu@#ing luck!

But technology wise were not that far behind, and you would be surprized how many morons would preffer to be in debt and have a cool phone than a regular one...a lot!

Oh and Saltynuts, FYI "buddy" America is a whole CONTINENT not just one country...

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710.5.2008 15:29

spammer has left the building...carry on



810.5.2008 15:55

Thanks LOco !


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910.5.2008 17:43

Hm, what exactly does 'Latin America' entail? Central America? I live in Belize and technically, we're in Central America, but we're mostly considered Caribbean...national language here in English, since we were an English colony...does that mean we're not officially getting the iPhone? Meh, doesn't really matter. All the iPhones here are Jailbreaked

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