There is little doubt that China is the next location for explosive growth for Apple, where in recent months fake stores have popped up on the radar to take advantage of the company’s popularity there. Soon, mainland China will enjoy a 3G-equipped iPad 2 like the rest of us, as well as a retail store opening in neighboring Hong Kong.
On the heels of a near-riot over demand for unlocked iPhone 4 units in China comes another turmoil in neighboring Hong Kong, where many customers of Apple’s online store there are finding their iPhone 4 orders cancelled.
You’d think that the iPad would be old news by now after being released in the U.S. back in April, but don’t tell that to the buyers waiting in long lines in nine countries where it went on sale for the first time Friday -- for them, it’s launch day!
Though some international users who can't wait for the iPad to be released in their countries have crossed borders or turned to eBay to get one, people in
Hong Kong can buy them at retail - for a premium.