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.