Even though China has manufactured many iPhones in the recent past, the new iPhone 6 has amazingly captured the attention of many Chinese Smartphone lovers. Many Chinese shoppers can’t wait to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 Smartphone, which has already been unveiled in various global markets. Thousands of dedicated Chinese customers are overwhelmingly ready to pay as much as £2,000 to acquire the new iPhone 6.
Reports from several media in China indicate that there is a delay in getting the iPhone 6 licensed in Chinese market, yet many customers continuously flock the Apple store in Beijing daily requesting for the new Smartphone. The move has created a lot of concern in China leading to the emergence of massive black market dealers of the iPhone 6.
In Hong Kong, a recent incident occurred when custom officials seized a speedboat carrying 138 iPhone 6 models intended to reach the China market illegally. Such cases, plus many others, are happening because the model sells at around £789 in other countries, but on reaching the Chinese soil, the same model is sold at £1,600
The 126GB iPhone 6, which has tons of laudable features, is said to be incredible that most enthusiastic Chinese consumers are willing to buy it from overseas even at extra costs. Sky News has featured some Chinese social media websites selling the phone at massive premiums. In China’s Taobao marketplace, a phone seemingly purchased in Hong Kong and brought to China for resale is advertised for RMB19,500 (£1,950). This is a clear evidence of how salespersons in China are pocketing hundreds of pounds in profit from their unsuspecting audience.
The high demand of iPhone 6 in China has seen analysts estimate that about five million iPhones may reach the Chinese black market before the sale is officially launched in Chinese markets. According to Apple’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook, “Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be happier.” The team is working tirelessly working to meet its overwhelmingly growing demand in China and across the globe in the next three months. The team believes that the limited release has caused confusion among many loyal Apple customers, revealed the CEO.
Apple is now working with Chinese Telecoms authorities with the purpose of meeting and acquiring all the relevant documents to launch their iPhone 6 models in China. The regulatory measures set by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China must also be met for Apple to be granted access to the nation’s mobile network.