Will The Apple Watch Be China’s New Addiction?


According to a MarketWatch report, a man named “Zeng” from Guangzhou, China told police that he was selling drugs to finance his Apple Watch purchase. He had his eye on a mid-level Apple Watch Steel version, which will start around $668 USD in China, as opposed to the starting U.S. price point of $549.

Zeng, 21, was arrested on Tuesday at a train station after trying to sell drugs to a friend. Thanks to Apple’s intense focus on China, we can probably expect more of this.

Apple has been very clear with its planned trajectory in China. The company wants to expand its current list of 15 retail stores in China to 25 by the end of the year.

Yesterday Reuters reported that Apple may face issues pushing the Apple Watch in China not only because of its notably higher price tag (the top-end Watch Edition model starts at…

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