Brazilian website, UOL has reported that the country’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Aloízio Mercadante, recently announced that a new factory in Jundiaí is ready and already making iPads, which will begin shipping this December.
Mercadante spoke at a hearing with the Commission of Economic Affairs on Tuesday, stating, “At first many doubted, but it will be the first time that the company will produce iPads outside Chinese territory. We are taking a big step for digital inclusion in the country.”
The Brazilian Federal Government is also expected to announce an investment in a game factory in the Manaus Free Trade Zone in northern Brazil.
The first ever, non-China-based iPad manufacturing plant exists thanks to an agreement between the Brazilian government and Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn. In April, it was reported that the Shenzhen-based factory was in talks with Brazil to build a $12 billion factory to help increase production of the high demand of the iPad 2.
[Via: Mac Stories]