Are there legit iPhones in Asia? With so make fake products available to consumers over there it’s kinda hard to believe that someone is going to pay more money for the real thing when they can get fake for much cheaper. This the Chinese way. Copy stuff and sell it cheaper. Movies, software, technology. I bet a good percentage of the economy is supported by such illegal activities.
“The iPhones are nothing new to Asia, where enthusiasts from Bangkok to Shanghai already sport fake and unlocked versions of last year’s models – unlocked so they can work with any carrier, not just the Apple-authorized ones.
In the Chinese territory, ads pitching unlocked iPhones and services to unlock them were everywhere in a shopping mall with three floors of cell-phone stores.” (link)