Apple to Latin America: We Don't Care About You, Compadres

From Gizmodo

It seems that Steve Jobs, Apple's Mariachi-in-Chief, doesn't care much about Latin America other than to get his soy cheese and tofu-stuffed jalapeños. According to the argentinian correspondent for Silicon News, «buying an iPod in Latin America is almost an odyssey.

The official prices are certainly outrageous: a 2 gigabyte iPod nano costs $328 in Brazil and $323 in Argentina, compared to $149 here. Things get even worse after the jump.

This price differential, evaluated by Commonwealth Securities in their latest iPod Index, is caused by a load of taxes and import costs that pushes most of the purchases to US-based grey market import channels.

(Shawn's Comment: And that's Apple's exactly?)

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