Scalping is normal in Japan: for sports events, popular concerts tickets etc
What this shows is that, Apple needs to open a lot more Apple stores in China.
Now with just 2 store in Beijing and 2 stores in Shanghai are not enough.
Brands like LV, Gucci, and Coach etc, have more store in China than Apple has.
Apple seems to always place more inventory available in the US first. That is why the wait for the iPad is shorter in the US.
The long wait in China is due to Apple's...