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Apple Finally Opens First LatAm Store in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The doors of the first-ever official brand Apple store in Latin America opened at 11AM at the posh Village Mall shopping center in Barra da Tijuca, located in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) on Saturday, February 15th.

Inside the American multinational's new Rio store, iPhones began selling for some of the highest prices of anywhere in the world. An unlocked Apple iPhone 5s (16GB, contract-free) sells for R$2,799 (US$1,171), while in the United States, the same smartphone retails for around . . .

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