Beijing Apple Store Egged After IPhone Delay

By Salon Staff

Published January 13, 2012 3:09AM (EST)

BEIJING (AP) — An angry crowd shouted and threw eggs at Apple's Beijing flagship store after it failed to open on schedule to sell the popular new iPhone 4S model.

Hundreds of people waited overnight in freezing weather for the Friday sale at the Apple store in the Chinese capital's Sanlitun district. Some said they were paid to wait on line by merchants who planned to resell the popular phones.

The crowd erupted in anger after the shop failed to open on schedule at 7 a.m. and police cleared the area.

Salon Staff

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