Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Crippled iPhones Hit China

Built without WiFi to accommodate then-current wireless regulations, the first run of the iPhone's Chinese edition hit the shelves last week. Since Chinese consumers have been able to access unlocked grey-market iPhones imported from other countries, demand for WiFi-crippled devices is likely to be weak.

The next batch is expected to have the same features as commonly found in other countries, which will allow a better opportunity to observe "normal" Chinese iPhone demand.

Not yet reported: Chinese access to App Store and iTunes.

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