#34 Wai? Wai?

Days after Apple’s official introduction of the iPhone in China, the media report of a rather lukewarm reception for the gadget that has been hugely successful in other countries. Where there were long lines in front of stores in the United States, employees at the Apple store in Beijing are yet waiting for the big rush in the world’s largest market for mobile phones. With a hefty price tag of between $730 to $1,020 many affluent Chinese are simply turning to cheaper grey market imports ranging between $440 to $840. In addition, the fact that the Chinese iPhone does not include WiFi capability because of Chinese government regulations certainly doesn’t help to create the buzz that Apple’s marketing builds on.

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