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Housewives On Trial In China For Smuggling In iPhones 150

Quillem writes "Last year, Hong Kong residents were finding it hard to get their hands on the latest Apple iGadget even though supply was plentiful. An investigation revealed that most of the iPhones and iPads that made it into HK were being smuggled sans import duties into mainland China—where the devices were yet to be released—by housewives who were paid around USD 6 per smuggled gadget. Earlier this week, 25 of the suspected smugglers went on trial in Shenzhen city."
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Housewives On Trial In China For Smuggling In iPhones

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  • by tuppe666 ( 904118 ) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @02:52AM (#42010397)

    Most are not able to afford the iPhone, hence the high percentage of Android users over there.

    What a load of crap The Android phones in question are selling at an average of 1293 yuan that is about $236 and you can get a really good Android phone for that. If Apple have chosen to price themselves out of the market, that is their choice. In the short term it might look great for profits, but as we can see they are irrelevant in China.

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