Apple Halts In-Store Sales of iPhone 4S in China

Posted January 13, 2012 at 3:47pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4977 views

Apple has stopped in-store sales of the iPhone 4S in Beijing and Shanghai to ensure the safety of its customers and employees, reports Reuters.

The launch of the iPhone 4S on Friday nearly caused a riot at the Beijing store after fights broke out and the SWAT team was called in.

"The demand for iPhone 4S has been incredible and our stores in China have already sold out," an Apple spokeswoman said. "Unfortunately, we were unable to open our store at Sanlitun due to the large crowd. And to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees, iPhones will not be available in our retails stores in Beijing and Shanghai for the time being," she said.

Customers will need to purchase the phone online or through China Unicom.

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smate333 - January 14, 2012 at 4:09am
ching chung cha, ishi mishi, iphone, ai keel yuuuu, chi cha kung fu mao, samsung day!
E2macho - January 14, 2012 at 12:43am
@M Liky - you are a frog in a well with limited view. Be there to see for yourself and you will realize how naive you are. And you r a fucking racist.
M liky now - January 13, 2012 at 5:02pm
These fucking Chinese mothat fuckers ..look at em.. with fucking sandals They will sell their kidneys for an iPhones and they wear they same fucking clothes all the time. Les Conards!!
sidewinder - January 13, 2012 at 5:11pm
I haven't changed my jeans in 3 weeks. Maybe I'll do a wash tomorrow
T Hui - January 13, 2012 at 9:04pm
Shut the f up, u racist piece of shit. I'm Chinese.
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