In China, the iPhone 5c costs about $730. Let’s think about this for a moment.
According to World Bank, China’s gross national income per capita in 2012 was $9,210. That means an iPhone 5c purchase in China is equal to about a month’s pay, on average. Again, that’s one full month of gross pay.
In the United States, the gross national income per capita was $49,965.27 in 2012. Would you buy a $4,100 iPhone?