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    Default iPhones sold locally out of Shenzen factory?

    Hi, read this article on iPhones being sold in China
    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple/chi...ket-325199.php

    If you look, someone commented that with the prices quoted in the article it seemed more likely that the iPhones came straight out the factory where they are assembled in Shenzen, China. I have to agree, how could you make money importing iPhones to China from US if they are sold on the street for around 510 dollars? That's only 80 dollars from the retail price in US - not counting in the shipment and the chinese resellers profit.

    I got the prices from this site http://www.zol.com.cn/

    Just click around and use babelfish and you'll find price quotes, ranging from as low as 3700 yuan.

    Anyone in China know anything?
    Last edited by wiii; 11-29-2007 at 12:52 AM. Reason: Added link to article



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    you probably will get a fake one.........

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    They can't sell the phones themselves. The amount of ARM processors and memory chips are well controlled.

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    From what i've heard, they sell both fakes and reals here in China. In Shanghai they won't go below 4000 yuan (540 USD), in HK i've heard prices as low as 3000 yuan (405 USD).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotFound View Post
    They can't sell the phones themselves. The amount of ARM processors and memory chips are well controlled.
    Really?

    You've obviously never lived in Asia at all (or for very long), and have never dealt with bulk purchasing of components.

    They totally sell a percentage of units out the back door. It's been going on for years.
    Take a trip to China, and go to some of the markets. Yes there are fakes, but they are easy to spot if you know your gear.

    Here's a note I just got from a friend in China right now looking for a replacement laptop...

    "well, in China they sell laptops outside the malls, saw a thin toshiba for $250.00!"


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    huh? lol..... guess what, I was born in China and lived there for 20 years!
    What I was saying was that, at least the ARM processors were supplied by Apple USA. Yes they can over produce the case and everything else, but not the processor.
    Therefore, the performance is dramatically affected ONLY IF THAT'S THE CASE.
    Some of my friends in China claimed that those being sold were brought back from the States.
    Last edited by NotFound; 11-29-2007 at 04:09 AM.
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    By the way, the factory is NOT in Shenzhen. The phones are coming from Shenzhen because it's the port for imports and exports. The phones are made in Dongwang, a city in the Province of Canton.
    The cost per phone will quadruple to move the factory from Dongwang to Shenzhen, and that's only a cheap estimate.

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    No size contest please guys, it's neither ShenZhen and DongGuan, but i can tell you, it's pretty near.

    This place is just the assembly line and i can assure you, all the iPhones you can find/buy in China are imported from US, and certainly also Europe now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XianLi View Post
    No size contest please guys, it's neither ShenZhen and DongGuan, but i can tell you, it's pretty near.

    This place is just the assembly line and i can assure you, all the iPhones you can find/buy in China are imported from US, and certainly also Europe now.
    designed by Apple in California...assembled in China...or so it claims on the back of the iphone...
    8 GB iPhone 1.1.4 unlocked T-mobile USA.

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    it might be assembled in ShenZhen or DongGuan or wherever it is, but all the parts are probably made in China too, just not in this assemble line


 

 
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