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The Podium

Friday, January 13

iMayhem

By Brad

Via Terril Yue Jones and Lucy Hornby of Reuters, things got a little out of hand at the recent launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S in Beijing, China:

Enraged Chinese shoppers pelted Apple Inc’s flagship Beijing store with eggs and shoving matches broke out with police on Friday when customers were told the store would not begin sales of the iPhone 4S as scheduled.

Apple said later after the fracas at its store in Beijing’s trendy Sanlitun district that it would halt all retail sales of the latest iPhone in China for the time being, but said the phones would be available online, through its partner China Unicom or at official Apple resellers.