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Tim Cook Says 'Obrigado' to 1700 Customers Who Lined Up for Opening of Brazil's First Apple Store

Tim Cook Says 'Obrigado' to 1700 Customers Who Lined Up for Opening of Brazil's First Apple Store

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted to say 'Obrigado' to the 1700 customers who lined up for the opening of Apple's first store in Brazil.

'Obrigado' to everyone who visited our new store in Rio de Janeiro today and to our terrific customers across Brazil!

The new store is at VillageMall in Rio's coastal Barra da Tijuca district, which will be the main stage for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Cook posted a photo from the opening which can be seen below.

The Globe reported on the store's launch saying, "Upon opening, about 1,700 people waited in line, according to the mall. The number of customers was higher than 1,500 shirts that the company announced they would be reserved for gifting risers. But Apple had an extra stock to contemplate the large turnout."

The excitement over an Apple Store is particularly amazing in Brazil which has the highest iPhone prices of any country. A 16GB iPhone 5s sells for 2,799 reais ($1,174). That's far more than $649 in the U.S. and $872 in China. Bloomberg notes that the cost of the iPhone 5s in Brazil, offered by authorized resellers, has jumped 17% since September on Apple’s website.

You can see some video of the grand opening below...

Tim Cook Says 'Obrigado' to 1700 Customers Who Lined Up for Opening of Brazil's First Apple Store

Wtf!!! - February 18, 2014 at 2:22pm
How much are iPhones over there??? If there are any brazilians out there reading this, contact me ASAP! I can get you factory unlocked iphone 5S for as low as $850! And free shipping!
SteveISgay - February 17, 2014 at 10:59pm
This just in Tim Cook takes a dump. Who gives a fuck what this homo says. All you retards are anti 1%. But, apple is the 1%. Fucking morons. Besides apple products are bought by more queers then any other. Fags love apple. Hahahahaha
Certified Homo - February 18, 2014 at 12:47am
Yes, that is true.
T Hui - February 18, 2014 at 1:07am
Shut up. Making gay jokes ain't cool. U got nothing good to say just keep it to yourself. This makes u sound like a dumb idiot.
Troll Is Cock - February 18, 2014 at 2:16am
And this is a troll sounding like a dump treating it like reality, how about wake your sorry ass up and off those drugs. Who believes what trolls write on an apple site an shows up unprepared like it's true. Where the hell did 1% pop out! the only 1% is the number of fcks that clueless to believe such shit. Fck trolls, Fck the logic that always become fails, Fck anyone this empty minded to listen to anything made up, and Fck their mind controlled leader creating them. HARHARHARHARHAR
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