Rowdy mobs in Finland crazed over the... iPhone 4

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Rowdy mobs in Finland crazed over the... iPhone 4
While most of Apple fans are waiting in line to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, some of their counterparts in Finland were busy fighting over... the iPhone 4. That's right, a local retailer that got its hands on a bunch of refurbished iPhone 4 and is selling them for €99 apiece, has stirred trouble in the Scandinavian country as demand far exceeded supply. 

Apparently, Verkkokauppa -- the retailer in question -- doesn't have quite big enough of an inventory of the iPhone 4, so each of its brick-and-mortars only had 50 units available and customers were only allowed ten at a time. As you can see from the footage below, this caused some trouble, as some Finns simply had to get one, prompting store managers to call the police. 

So what's all the fuss about? Well, apparently, handsets in the country are almost exclusively sold at full price, and the closest thing to a subsidy is the ability to pay off your device in small installments over a year or two. Unfortunately, this means no actual savings, and the situation is similar in other European countries, too. Check out the video below.


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