How to buy an iPhone

Everyone here has a cell phone. There are phone shops all over the place, and they are all similar: a big and usually brightly colored and slightly fading sign over the door announcing “iPhone” or “Apple Store”, a brand-new sign wrapped around the display cases saying “Samsung”, and the actual display cases which are filled with Nokia phones. Apple, and now Samsung, may own people’s dreams but Nokia still owns their wallets.

I did see only one iPhone: an iPhone 4i with 4 GB memory and slightly thicker glass than usual, for 100 €. I bet it has never passed through Apple’s hands. Normally electronics tend to cost slightly more than in Europe, even in KL, which surprised me.

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