iPhoneAsia’s Dan Butterfield takes readers on a tour of China’s electronics jungle
“There’s no room for the meek,” writes Dan Butterfield in a dispatch from Beijing’s Zhongguancun-region electronics malls.
Butterfield was on a mission to buy a Chinese iPhone. Accompanied by a hired guide/interpreter named Jennifer, he visited a wide variety of retail outlets, from the company’s own Beijing Apple Store to some of the hundreds of bogus “Authorised Resellers,” displaying phony Apple AAPL logos.
It’s a retailing adventure filled with lessons any American electronics manufacturer hoping to break into the Chinese market.
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