Apple Gets Green Light for Selling iPhone 5s/5c in Brazil


Apple has finally received the green light from the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to sell the recently launched iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, ZDNET reports.

The iPhones will be manufactured in Brazil, in the Foxconn factory located in São Paolo, in the countryside town in Jundiai. The iDevices will be compatible with country’s 4G network, which means the 2600 MHz frequency. As ZDNET points out, previous iDevice models operated in the 700 MHz band.

Apple needed the Anatel authorization because is the agency is responsible for the homologation of telephony equipment, and smartphone manufacturers can’t sell handsets which aren’t approved by the agency.

However, the review process isn’t fast, which pushed Brazil behind other countries in terms of new devices released. This year the agency granted approval to Apple’s new iPhone models decently fast, although there is no estimated release date.

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