This morning, Apple enthusiasts in Buenos Aires woke up to the news that the first official Apple store could be coming soon to the city. Multiple local sources, including La Nación, are quoting the Spanish version of Gizmodo, a design and technology website, to spread the word.
The news comes after the government’s decision yesterday to cut taxation on imported technology, eliminating the 35 percent tariff on “goods classed as computing or telecommunication technology.”
According to Gizmodo, Buenos Aires could be the next step for the huge multinational company. Apple opened their first stores in South America in 2014, in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and Mexico got its own store last year. In addition to Buenos Aires, Apple is considering opening shop in Monterrey, Guadalajara, Santiago and Lima. Leaving local Apple fans wondering if Buenos Aires marks the beginning of expansion throughout the continent.
Not so fast, you imperialist swine.
This is not the first time this rumor has been around, as this reddit user points out. Although tax cuts will lower the cost of Apple products, they are still currently more than three times as expensive here when compared to the US. So take the news with a grain of salt until we get official word from the powers at be in Apple.
For now, the beloved manzanita merchandise (except for iPhones) is available at select Frávega stores.