(NEWS) — Apple yesterday said it was suspending sales of the new iPhone at its China stores after fans desperate to get their hands on it fought with a security and threw eggs at an official outlet.
Police detained at least two people outside the Beijing shop today when angry crowds who had queued for hours in freezing temperatures for the Chinese launch of the iPhone 4S were left furious after being refused entry.
An AFP reporter outside the store in the upmarket Sanlitun district saw frustrated shoppers attack a security guard after police with megaphones shouted at the 1000-strong crowd to go home and said the gadget would not go on sale.
“We waited here all night. It’s not fair,” said 18-year-old Tom Sun. “We’re angry because this American company told us it would open its doors at 7:00 am.”