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Apple May Have Cancelled Beijing iPhone 4S Launch as Fights Break Out

Apple May Have Cancelled Beijing iPhone 4S Launch as Fights Break Out

Posted January 13, 2012 at 2:21am by iClarified
Apple may have cancelled its iPhone 4S launch in Beijing after fights broke out between scalper gangs and SWAT teams were called in to control the crowd, reports M.I.C. Gadget.

Lines outside the Apple store in Beijing's Sanlitun district show no signs of shortening, causing frustration for the thousands of fans and scalpers desperate to get their hands on the iPhone 4S. Now some of that disappointment is turning to anger, with reports of fights breaking out between gangs of scalpers, and guess what, Beijing SWAT teams arrived. So, the Apple store employees later announced that the launch of iPhone 4S is cancelled at the Apple's flagship store in Beijing, and all scalpers are pissed.

M.I.C. Gadget has heard that 99% of those lined up at the store are scalpers who have organized into teams of 30-50 scalpers. When Apple did not open the door at 7 o'clock the scalpers became irate, shouting profanities at Apple, pelting the store with eggs, and threatening to beat up security and police officers.


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Apple May Have Cancelled Beijing iPhone 4S Launch as Fights Break Out

Apple May Have Cancelled Beijing iPhone 4S Launch as Fights Break Out


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KhantastiK
KhantastiK - January 13, 2012 at 12:30pm
Hail Apple.
bba01
bba01 - January 13, 2012 at 12:01pm
Hell I'd be fighting too if I came from Tibet and beyond for ip4S!
Breix
Breix - January 13, 2012 at 6:12am
Woww..
03c4c04
03c4c04 - January 15, 2012 at 3:39pm
I AM CHINESE AND YES ITS A NORMAL THING FOR US TO PICK OUR NOSES IN PUBLIC AND AS WE HAVE A CONVERSATION iT IS AS NORMAL AS BREATHING IN OUR CULTURE AND IF U DONT LIKE IT DONT LOOK AS WE PICK
hamster
hamster - January 13, 2012 at 4:18am
Consumerism gone mad in a Communist country.
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