Angry crowd threw eggs at Apple store after iPhone delay in China (Video).World
China launch of iPhone 4S was canceled due to concerns over the size of the crowd, international media outlets report.
Angry customers and gangs of scalpers threw eggs at Apple Inc.'s flagship Beijing store. Apple reacted to the scuffle by postponing iPhone 4S sales in its mainland China stores to protect the safety of customers and employees. It said the phone still will be sold online and through its local carrier.
Customers including migrant workers hired by scalpers in teams of 20 to 30 to buy iPhones for resale at a markup to Chinese gadget fans waited overnight in freezing weather at the Apple store in Beijing's east side Sanlitun district.
The crowd erupted after the store failed to open on schedule at 7 a.m. Some threw eggs and shouted at employees through the windows.