The decision of the Cupertino giant. Scuffles with some customers on the day of the launch of the smartphone in the country.
Beijing, January 13 (TMNews) - Apple has decided to stop selling the iPhone in its 4S stores in China, on the day of the launch of the new product in the country.The reason is ”to ensure the safety of customers and employees” after severalincidents in front of the mega-store in downtown Beijing. ”The demand has been incredible, and the stocks of our stores in China are sold out,” Apple has announced in a press release stating that the iPhone 4S is available for purchase online and at authorized dealers.
On the night accidents occurred between groups of people awaiting the openingof the store in Beijing. According to reports by local media, the riots were causedby some customers who wanted to buy more than one iPhone to sell them at ahigher price. The situation became so critical as to require the intervention ofdozens of agents, who tried to disperse the most rowdy and surrounded thestore. To make up the tension has also provided the decision makers to delaythe opening of the store, originally scheduled for seven o’clock, local time.