-‘Shanzhai’ refers to Chinese imitation and pirated brands and goods, particularly electronics.(Wilkipedia)
With the increasing popularity of Apple product，there are many Chinese manufacturers begin to produce unofficial Apple product with a very low price, which is also known as Shanzhai Apple product. As can be seen from the pictures, obviously, the Shanzhai product has much worse quality, accordingly, they always have extremely low price. As I searched on ‘Taobao’, the Shanzhai ipod 3rd is around 13$.
In my point of view, the existence of Shanzhai product can be seen as a sign of Apple’s success, only if the company is successful and the product is popular, those manufacturers will follow and try to imitate it to make a profit, but imitation cannot exist for a long time. Innovation and creativity of the technology are the key factors to make a difference on people’s life.