Apple iPhone 4S made its debut in Beijing, China after a great deal of labor pain.
Furious Apple fans, who had been waiting to purchase the latest iPhone 4S model, showed their frustration by shouting and throwing eggs at the Apple Store in Beijing Sanlitun shopping distritc when the shop failed to open at 7 a.m. as scheduled, Bloomberg reported
At least two people were detained by police after chaos broke out and people scuffled and attacked a security guard. Subsequently, an announcement came that the new iPhone would not go on sale.
Apple fans in Beijing, braved freezing weather (below 9 degree Celsius) and waited overnight in long lines to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 4S. However, Apple disappointed them.
Unlike in Beijing, in other places like Shanghai, the Apple Stores reportedly opened at 6 a.m. or 1 hour earlier than scheduled, and began selling the device smoothly.
China Unicom also started offering iPhone 4S with a service contract through its online store. According to the online site, the handset is free to users who commit to a three-year plan for 286 yuan a month or a two-year plan for 386 yuan a month.
We wonder what would Siri say when asked why iPhone 4S debut in Beijing went through this fuss. Who knows - it might answer that Apple has broken the heart of its fans.