iPhone’s China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

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iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

Apple 's iPhone 5S.

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At least one group in China is likely upset over the early launch of Apple ‘s new iPhones — gray market scalpers.

For the first time ever, Apple has added China to the list of countries scheduled to get custody of the new iPhones on the first round. That means China and Hong Kong, along with the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore, will start selling the iPhone 5S and 5C this Friday.

Apple also opened up a reservation system in China and Hong Kong this year to let people snag an iPhone 5S or 5C ahead of their launch date. Customers can visit their local Apple store on Friday to pay for and pick up the reserved iPhone . Reservations for the iPhone 5S in Beijing and Hong Kong have just about sold out not too long after going live, Chinese news site Sina Tech said on Tuesday.

Apple ‘s decision to include China in the initial rollout was likely based on a few factors. But the gray market has to be one of them. Apple ‘s sales in the country have been plagued by scalpers buying up large quantities of new devices and then selling them at a huge profit to eager customers.

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iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market


iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

 

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

 

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

 

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

 

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

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