Jun 01

Across the seas: an iPad’s “gray” voyage

Written by: Nimrod | Filed under:General | 10 Comments » newest

A shopper looks over an iPad at an Apple Store.

Apple was elated that iPads sold briskly. Then they fretted when they sold out. Apple continues to experience supply shortages, just like with the iPhone release. Where have all the iPads gone? It turns out the iPads are not just made in Chinese factories, but even their distribution is re-routed by networks of Chinese people.

A CBN Weekly (第一财经周刊) feature examines the intricate gray market for iPads, and the role of overseas Chinese in this informal logistics chain.

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