Monday, May 9, 2011

iPad2 in China

Great! Now maybe I can find some iPad2's at Apple Stores here in the US.

Ministry of Tofu
Chinese Apple maniacs queue for the new release of iPad 2

Apple’s iPad 2 hit the market on the morning of May 6. Before that, iPads sold only on Chinese black market were snuck into Chinese borders from other regions and countries, mostly Hong Kong and the United States, by frequent travelers and smugglers.

The price of the basic model (Wi-Fi 16GB) was jacked up to as high as 9,000 yuan ($1,350) by smugglers. The official price of iPad 2 (Wi-Fi 16GB) is, by contrast, $570, and much more acceptable to Chinese middle class and young urban consumers.

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