Originally Posted by SkywalkerMac
i'm from Argentina, it's pretty difficult to get Apple products over here, and i'm not happy about it 'cos i'm an apple fanboy. But i also know that when i buy an iphone, i'm paying the salary of a Chinese, so i ask mayself... why???? why do i have to pay the salary of a chinese and left one Argentinian without job? For those of you who don't know, Argentina has one of the biggest cellphone counts by people in the world. Almost every big company is building cellphones here in Tierra del Fuego (they give tax discounts there to those companys), we already have RIM (they announced it a few weeks ago) Nokia, Samsung. Ok, as a fanboy i think "thats pure shit". But as an Argentinian, i must understand. You people from US complains all the time about the lossing of jobs, the ecomony going down, maybe things wouldn't be like that for you if you give jobs to americans and not to people from china or god knows what country.
I must say that this "ban" is not new, carries stopped selling iphones in april or march. But you can get iPhones if you want, not from carriers, and a little more expensive, but you can get it. The same with every apple product. I as a fanboy wonder sometimes, what is apple to be the only company that don't make phones here? I love apple, i can think of my life without a mac (ie, using a pc) but they are a little wrong, if they knew the phone market over here, where every people has at least two phones (according to statistics), they would think different.
ps. our economy is better than most european countries.
Ugh... so much wrong. I'll just give you some reading material for your ps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...PP)_per_capita
Your economy is worse than just about all european countries.
Take econ 101. Please.
"High inflation has been a weakness of the Argentine economy for decades. Officially hovering around 9% since 2006, inflation has been privately estimated at over 20%, becoming a contentious issue again. The urban income poverty rate has dropped to 18% as of mid-2008, a third of the peak level observed in 2002, though still above the level prior to 1976. Income distribution, having improved since 2002, is still considerably unequal.
Argentina ranks 105th out of 178 countries in the Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2010. Reported problems include both government and private-sector corruption, the latter of which include money laundering, trafficking in narcotics and contraband, and tax evasion. The Kirchner administration responded to the Global financial crisis of 2008–2009 with a record public-works program, new tax cuts and subsidies, and the transfer of private pensions to the social security system. Private pension plans, which required growing subsidies to cover, were nationalized to shed a budgetary drain as well as to finance high government spending and debt obligations."