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Eggs are hurled at Iphone 4S launch in China

Crowd turns nasty
Fri Jan 13 2012, 09:40

CHINESE PUNTERS desperate to get their hands on an Apple Iphone 4S went a bit crazy yesterday and started hurling eggs at an Apple store.

The Iphone 4S launched yesterday in China, but when the flagship store in Beijing announced that it was halting sales, whispers of dissatisfaction spread and someone started handing out eggs.

According to a report at Reuters, as soon as word spread that handsets were unavailable people began getting agitated, and as well as throwing around perfectly good eggs engaged in shoving matches with the police.

Although Apple said that people could buy an Iphone 4S online, this must have been small consolation to those who actually queued up to buy one. After all, they could have been at home eating eggs.

"We're suffering from cold and hunger," shouted one man with a loose grip on perspective. "They said they're not going to sell to us. Why? Why?"

Apple released a statement in which it said that all its stores' allocations had been sold out. It added that it had decided not to open the Beijing store because of the large crowd. µ


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