Apple Shuts Down iPhone 4S Launch in China After Egging
Apple stops the in-store launch of its iPhone 4S in Beijing and Shanghai, China after scuffles, protests and egging from a disgruntled crowd breaks out.

Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) popular iPhone 4S officially launched in China Friday. However, delays in the sale of the device in Beijing and Shanghai caused an exceptionally large crowd of disgruntled Apple fanatics to protest. The shouts lead to scuffles, and the scuffles eventually lead to eggs being thrown at the store’s facade — no doubt directed at the employees inside for having not opened the store on time. In order to protect both customers and employees, Apple shut down sales of the iPhone 4S in its mainland China stores altogether.

Although the iPhone will no longer be sold in stores, for the time being, Chinese consumers can still purchase the device through China Unicom (NYSE:CHU), China’s local carrier, or online.

You can find the full description on NPR.

– Andrew Lander, @andrewlander

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