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Pricey tag dampens iPhone 8's appeal in China

Despite the number's auspicious connotations, shoppers are counting the cost, tipped to be priced upwards of US$1,000 - roughly double the average Chinese monthly salary


APPLE Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market after six quarters of falling sales.

Chinese shoppers, however, are already counting the

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