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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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> In reply to EZ @ 2012-01-13 15:59 from GK%d - click to readI am not from USA or Europe but the difference is:
1. Mostly people stand in a queue in USA, not gather around with eggs in their hands.
2. Eggs are in question here.and when the store is closed they dont trample people.
3. The phone that in question is an American Phone....doesn't matter if they cannot afford it, at the end of the day they are getting the phone without calling in police and throwing eggs at a apple store......
At the other end of the scale, the company who is making the phones are the lowest rated company in the world for working environment conditions........ If it was me really, I would not go to the store to buy that phone at all, knowing that my brothers and sisters of my country had worked in inhuman conditions for the phone what I would be buying........

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  • 2012-01-13 16:09
  • M8T2

Have you forgot your own long all night lines in the US stores for the Ipad & Iphone, or even worse for COD games? People forget easy and look only at others wrongdoings. Also the rest of world buys unlocked phones not being tied to carriers. It's unfortunate that a middle class American cannot afford $700 phone, when Chinese or Europeans don't mind buying it.

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  • 2012-01-13 15:59
  • GK%d

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-13 15:37 from P$uD - click to readI am not against your viewpoint about the political situation in China...but my question is WHAT POLITICAL SITUATION IN ONE COUNTRY WILL ENFORCE YOU TO BUY AN IPHONE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
If you know that the iphone is made is horrible conditions, they who is enforcing you to buy them?
It is just like normal people in China and partly in India are used to consume such products, be it clothing, food or a piece of technology.....
In India that is changing, but this article is clearly showing that in China it is not....

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  • 2012-01-13 15:45
  • M8T2

Phenomenal anticipation for iPhone, which haters called a 'disappointment'. iPhone 5 launch will be a monster event. All while Android is dying too, at the hands of Nokia's WP7 assault. 2012 is shaping to be a wonderful year yeah!

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  • 2012-01-13 15:45
  • IVWa

> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2012-01-13 15:25 from M8T2 - click to readu can say that because you stay in democratic country try the same emotions in a communist country like CHINA that would be different...the anger needed to be vented out...and then again before you can say what they go through you should live in those conditions and then speak

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  • 2012-01-13 15:37
  • P$uD

What a total joke.If people are daft enough to queue for a phone and fight over it then more the fool them.Its only an iphone just like the last and the one before.I cant understand why peoples lifes are so void that they need to act like this.Like the saying gos a fool and his money are easily parted.

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  • 2012-01-13 15:27
  • M3s@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-13 15:21 from P$uD - click to readAs per the conditions and quality things you mentioned, I would rather not be buying at all...leave alone throwing eggs......
Could have got home and had a breakfast with them...

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  • 2012-01-13 15:25
  • M8T2

More than the craze for the device it is more likely the anger against Apple that might have caused such a huge commotion as FOXCONN is located there and they make iphone at inhuman conditions nearing a slave camp and forcing them to churn out phones at the worst working conditions to produce their so called super phone....and the worst part is apple is not even concerned ....SO THE ANGRY CROWD REACTED

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  • 2012-01-13 15:21
  • P$uD

i believe apple stores in china has the lowest stock outta the whole world.. no wonder they always mad.. they need more stock there and none of this would happen.

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  • 2012-01-13 14:49
  • R04%

eggs at the apple store? sue the whole chicken population in china, lets put an end in this madness

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  • 2012-01-13 14:49
  • p@xu

> In reply to Apple Poop @ 2012-01-13 14:37 from msKi - click to readLike the apple iTax,,ha thought the Chinese had more sense.

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  • 2012-01-13 14:41
  • nEKp

even better, Apple can get chinese consumers to go the factories that produce them (in china) and get the phone direct. What more, they can charge customers a premium for the privilige. lol.

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  • 2012-01-13 14:37
  • msKi

modern warfare 4: the apple store

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  • 2012-01-13 14:36
  • iiY}

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