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updated 12:28 AM EST 12.14.12
iPhone 5 debuts in China, 31 other countries
Sales of the iPhone 5 have commenced in China with subdued crowds on hand, numbers minimized by the presale of nearly 400,000 phones in the weeks leading up to the launch. Due to a local electronics import tax, the iPhone 5 costs more in China than in other Pacific Rim countries -- the 16GB version retails for $850, as opposed to $721 in Hong Kong, which may explain the relatively smaller crowds and lineups as the long-awaited device debuts.