Signs posted around Hong Kong Apple Store say new iPad won't be sold on first-come first-served basis
While posts say no lines are allowed at the Hong Kong Apple Store (L), the crowd has moved to a footbridge hundreds of yards away (R)
The crowd lining up a few football fields from the Hong Kong store was asked to move by police, but ignored the request. Those lined up was described as "disheveled" by the local media and a far cry from looking like the scalpers who threw eggs and fought on the line at the Apple Store in Beijing during the Apple iPhone 4S launch in January. The violence forced Apple to stop selling its smartphone at its stores in China and the unit can be bought from Apple in the country, only from its online store. Meanwhile, as we told you on Wednesday, lines are starting to form outside the U.K. Apple Store in Regents Park.
3. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Typical ifan idiots,told not to q as they won't be served and yet they still q,it seems now those most brainwashed by apple wouldn't even answer to controllers own orders.
Half those in the q are probably carrying an ipad 2 to keep them occupied while waiting but despite having this they are eager to buy the 'new' ipad also because they were told its 'resolutionary' or something
4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I can see vividly the description you made :p
5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Wtf ? Bad system
7. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I think this is a good move to avoid any potential chaos in front of Apple stores.
I guess it's bad news for Samsung as they can't show off their devices to people waiting in line. :)