updated 12:50 am EDT, Tue April 8, 2008
Chinese aware of iPhone
Despite a lack of the of a localized version or solid confirmation of plans to do make one, a recent study indicates that 68-percent of all Chinese surveyed showed knowledge of the iPhone, but also discovered that it might not sell very well with its $500 price point. According to The iPod Observer, the price tag was the most frequently mentioned restriction that would prevent people from buying one, but information regarding how many felt this was not readily available.
The survey, conducted by Pearl Research, also showed that 88-percent of existing iPod owners were interested in owning an iPhone, revealing that Apple's brand appeal is almost a universal concept.
Since computer-style internet access is arguably the most popular things the iPhone is known for, it was not a large concern for Chinese users since internet access is usually cost prohibitive for most.