The price is high is because of the ridiculous high import tax (17% to 33%) I don't know what band they get , probably at 20% (In China nothing is black and white, you need to negotiate!) Same here in UK. We are paying 20% VAT on top. So a 16GB 5S (549 pounds = $850)
I said that months ago, Apple don't do cheap! It was the Wall Street Anal-ylist made the whole thing up, lure people in the game, push up the stock price then shoot it down. So well done another great con from Wall Street. although they phrase out 5, in fact, it's a great tactic! same tooling, same components. Different package and sell for $100 less (same like what Apple been doing all this years) if anyone bother to check, each time they introduce a new model, their profit margin drop by 8-12% then the next year gone up again. That's exactly the reason.
From real buyers in China, those I know would be buyers (not those who can't afford, or just fan droid , haters scumbags) only thing they couldn't make up their mind is what color! I go for the champagne
I hope they come up with the matching color iPad later on this year
Also the finger print scanner is a stroke of genius at work. All this report came before worry that it's going to wear out over time, Steve Jobs simple stick at work again! Make it a lens cover with crystal.
And the A7+M7 sure make many people peeing in their pants (I am looking at you Intel) if anyone one know just a bit iOS programming, this open up a world of possibility never been possible before (or not as good) I could hardly sleep last night to redraw all my apps blue print in my head!!!