China and the iPhone

The iPhone went on sale in China last week, but a stripped-down iPhone without WiFi.

Turns out, people aren't buying it. Surprise surprise.

So often we see Chinese knock-offs of products like the iPhone whose quality is pretty seriously compromised compared to the original product. I wonder if some folks in China actually believe that it's the brand name that matters, and not the product?

They aren't going to sell 1 million weakened iPhone's a month no how much their officials believe they will.