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China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales

13 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales - read the full textThe much-anticipated release of the iPhone 4S in China stumbled out of the gate in Beijing, after unruly crowds kept the store closed on release day. Apple’s main store in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, the first of its kind to open in the country, was pelted with eggs and minor scuffles...


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Threw Eggs? So they anticipated the sudden closure and brought eggs along? Or they went to buy eggs and return to the store and threw eggs at them? I mean who actually brought eggs along with them?

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  • 2012-01-15 18:37
  • Kxt6

> In reply to Dan @ 2012-01-14 07:58 from y@ZX - click to readThe hype is created by the media. Apple produces inferior locked-down drm infested products. The clueless are then driven by the corporate mediate with its nefarious web of interests into purchasing Apple products.

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  • 2012-01-15 17:01
  • 8VL6

Thrown eggs? Then there was no norm, some Chinese couldn't be patient.
The first iPhone4 sale was patient waited in Japan and USA.
This is the first time I knew an impatient situation in iPhone sale.
Whatever, just cancel the sale!

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  • 2012-01-15 14:38
  • tA$@

I guess the chinese are tired of going to fake apple stores and buying fake iphone knock offs. This time they want the REAL deal.

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  • 2012-01-15 13:26
  • TXUh

Incredible launch statistics. This is just the iPhone 4S too, which the Apple haters tried to label as 'disappoiting'. The iPhone 5 launch will just leave them in stunned silence.

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  • 2012-01-15 11:16
  • tu6$

> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2012-01-14 19:06 from ut3n - click to read^^ poor lifespan for other phone indeed. You buy a flagship phone then later you hear a new one is comeing, and thats it after a month your phone was obsolete.

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  • 2012-01-15 07:02
  • v0Xt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-14 21:11 from nIbn - click to readWhat an LG phone cost?

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  • 2012-01-15 06:44
  • 2CFq

they are really excited about the iphone 4s so they can make a clone of it.

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  • 2012-01-15 06:34
  • 9Lb1

Is just the Apple marketing, same as US and other parts of the world. Do you really think that those people are so crazy to go there and line up ?!? The 4s (original one) is available in China since November, same as in Hong Kong (of course not in the Apple stores), millions of Apple's phones in China are coming from Hong Kong, just take a look to the taobao website and you will find thousands 4s, original ones...

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  • 2012-01-15 05:46
  • Rv%M
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> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2012-01-14 19:06 from ut3n - click to readSo, basically you are implying that Apple is demoting it's customers requests/suggestions in favor of the Accessories Companies? Well, it makes sense. I'm wouldn't be surprised if it were true.

Apple should be changed to a Marketing company. They would make even more profit than now..

I'm love my Samsung NOTE more each day. I doubt I would felt the same with the last 2 iPhones(4/4S).

And for that fanatic's here I had a 3GS prior so keep you in-polite and unnecessary replies to your self.

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  • 2012-01-15 03:56
  • gLKK

> In reply to Ishi @ 2012-01-14 04:40 from vaNH - click to readit is the iDesign , can you see it ? but you can't hear it so .. never mind

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  • 2012-01-15 00:13
  • 3k5u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-14 12:24 from mhP@ - click to readwould you buy that album? i didn't thinks so ...

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  • 2012-01-15 00:11
  • 3k5u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-14 01:13 from 4cZT - click to readEven LG sells more phones than Apple...

I don't know what all the fuss is about.

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  • 2012-01-14 21:11
  • nIbn

> In reply to cherrysaidshutup!!!! @ 2012-01-14 18:27 from 3AxW - click to readThere is difference between expensive-brands and cheap-brands.

u can say Galaxy S has 512 MB RAM humming bird processor of 1 Ghz etc but iPhone 4 with same 512 MB RAM and 800 Mhz Processor (A4 = same as humming bird).
But price of iPhone 4 is far more high than Galaxy S.
Why ?

If iPhone has 300-400 accessories for support , SGS has like 30-40 accessories.
And U can use same accessories yesr after year if phone design is similar but if u look other brands they change designs constantly so no-one comes forward to sell accessories because by the time those phones become popular new models come into market.

So those accessory companies advertize and market iPhone since it maintains same design long time.
So when more companies make accessories , apple also maintains same design so old accessories work with new phones thats why brand value of iPhone will be very high.

Old apps work on new phones and old phones support longer software updates like 3GS for example can run any latest app , infinity blade 2 or garageband anything unlike other phones which dont even get 18 month promised updates.

Thats why other companies lose trust of their customers and remain as cheap brands forever.

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  • 2012-01-14 19:06
  • ut3n
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> In reply to saphiresword @ 2012-01-13 22:19 from fXda - click to readquestion ? how many people live in china? ok i can answer that myself, plus people that wanted a nexus, S2 or any phone by any other manufacturer were NOT delayed or RESTRICTED from buying the phone in china so STFU and dont speak about what u dont know!!!!!

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  • 2012-01-14 18:27
  • 3AxW

It so sad that the country that produce it can buy it.
Sad, very sad.

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  • 2012-01-14 18:16
  • IBJM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-13 21:11 from mhP$ - click to readnice update with half the features...

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  • 2012-01-14 18:07
  • 3@gI

It is not because the phone is great they line up like that! I do not say it is a bad phone but in China the girls want to have one because it is a beautiful and the boys want to show they have money enough to buy one! Was the same thing many years ago when everybody wanted the Motorola Razor of exactly the same reason.

Never understood why people can not let people get what ever phone they want without having other people complaining about it. Saying Apple people are stupid or Samsung people are stupid. People have different needs and different taste.

How fun would it be if everybody wanted the same cars, houses, clothes or hairstyle.

We would all look like twins and that is not that great! I know because I have a twin brother.

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  • 2012-01-14 17:44
  • uII2

> In reply to ali vahidi @ 2012-01-13 22:01 from JEhv - click to readrily?ah...its not!

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  • 2012-01-14 15:51
  • MkXA

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