According to a report on AP today, the Apple iPhone is available from some retailers in China. “The iPhone can be bought in China, even though Apple Inc. isn’t selling it there and the gadget doesn’t function properly despite costing twice as much as in the United States. Enthusiasts willing to pay 8,800 yuan (US$1,170) can buy the iPhone at electronics markets in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the computer and electronics newspaper Dian Nao Bao reported in its Monday editions.” According to the story, the Chinese iPhones can make calls and send text messages, but it can’t receive calls or operate the voicemail function.