Apple stops selling iPhone 4S in China to protect its staff

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  1. sukhraj macrumors newbie

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    Apple says it's suspending iPhone 4S sales in mainland China following the violence we reported earlier, in which angry customers threw eggs at the company's flagship store in Beijing. The crowd had queued in freezing temperatures to purchase the newly-arrived 4S, but were subsequently told the store would not be opening for business -- hence their angry response. It seems that many in the mob weren't normal consumers, but were workers put in place by resellers who wanted to buy up devices and sell them on at a profit. There was similar disorder when the iPad 2 went on sale in China, and now an Apple spokesperson has said the risk to its staff is too great, forcing it to halt 4S sales
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Ya know, if you are going to plagiarise at least change the words around a bit.

    Original source: link
    Anyway, there is already a thread on this, on the front page.
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/12...in-beijing-as-swat-teams-respond-to-violence/
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Interesting to read anyway.

    I suppose if the op stated their piece was from another source maybe you wouldn't have jumped on them !
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Yes.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That's generally the way it works.
     
  6. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes. Why did they decide not to open for business that day? Seems like if they had this would have all been avoided.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    But the OP didn't. S/he didn't state any source at all, implying that the content was originally theirs.

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    When the police in China call in the SWAT team, it's probably not a good idea to subject your employees, and the public, to anything that might continue to lure them into the vicinity of all that mess.
     

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