Apple to Chinese – No iPhone for you!
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2012 11:52 Written by LoganDX Friday, 13 January 2012 01:00
Following an outbreak of contagious violence in China, Apple has suspended sales of the newly arrived iPhone 4S. Citing safety concerns for the staffers at the Apple store in Beijing, Cupertino is refusing to sell the phone for the vague “for the time being”. The violent crowd pelted the store with eggs (why?), this was on top of the initial fighting in the crowd which prompted the store closure to begin with.
What was the big deal? What all the fighting? Allegedly the crowd included a large number of hoarders and drones working for resellers. These factions started fighting while waiting in line for the device and the fights became big enough to garner police attention. It’s big business to grab as many phones as possible and sell them at a massive mark up so they thought each other was rumbling on their turf. Add that to the fanboys looking for their “new” iPhone and it was a volatile mix from the beginning! Hit the jump to watch footage of the fighting. What do you geek think, good move on Apple’s part?
- iPhone 4S China Debut Turns Violent (informationweek.com)
- Chaos at Beijing iPhone 4S launch causes sales halt [video] (bgr.com)