China’s iPhone Fans Find a Way – Bruce Einhorn and Chi-Chu Tschang

 IphoneGood news for iPhone fans in China, even though Apple hasn’t officially launched its sales here yet. From BusinessWeek magazine:

Want to buy an iPhone in Beijing? Talk to Liu Yong. Apple’s (AAPL) wonder isn’t legally available in China, but Liu, who operates an electronics shop in the Zhongguancun neighborhood close to the capital’s premier universities, has plenty of inventory and is more than happy to sell you one for about $680.

There still is one big problem — if the phone happens to break. Liu, after all, isn’t exactly an authorized Apple dealer and nobody selling iPhones in China is either. That’s because, according to Apple, iPhones aren’t supposed to be sold in China. “If there’s a software problem, we can fix it for you,” Liu says. “But if it drops and breaks, then you’re out of luck.” [Full Text]

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