iPhone 4S line outside Hong Kong Apple Store comes back strong after being broken up by police
posted by Charlene S. / Nov 10, 2011, 8:08 AM
Whenever there is a major demand for an item, there are usually scalpers trying to hoard inventory. Witness claimed that a group of professional queuers were threatening patrons and attempting to cut in line. These people are typical paid by gray market resellers to stand in line. In this case, it was reported they were earning $500 HKD or $64 to obtain the device. Because of their behavior and complaints from consumers, police arrived at the scene and blocked the footbridge where customers were waiting. Police broke up the line and encouraged everyone to return home.
Obviously with a demand this strong, the line returned. On Thursday, it looks to have been back in full force. Some videos have surfaced on YouTube that show just how crazy long it is. It also shows that now the line appears to be contained by barricades and is under careful scrutiny of police.
With the incredible sales record set in the U.S. and several other countries, coupled with the obvious demand in Hong Kong, Apple is confident it is heading towards setting an all-time sales record this quarter.
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Poor people, even the Chinese police don't want them to get the iPhone 4S. lol
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 8:30 AM 5
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Nah the police were trying to stop the line from getting violent. The only thing more embarrassing than slipping to death on a banana peel is to have on your tombstone, "Died bravely trying to get an iPhone".
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 8:47 AM 14
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$5088 hk dollars ryt? how much would it be if converted to USD? heard that its release on other asian countries it ranged from $1300-1400 usd.... damn 100% mark up..
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 8:55 AM 1
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i meant they have stopped to stream flash (flv) videos and now they are streaming "real videos" . lol i said this because when i play this video (chrome) , real player plugin runs..
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 9:17 AM 0
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Butt hurt Android fanboys overflowing in this article.
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 10:21 AM 2
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well whiny guy can find another article to read...you know how it works here, for better or for worse
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 10:29 AM 3
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Come buy buy is on sale the 4s it\'s now fixed ,the design we know is the same nothing change the good news is that we have signal even if It\'s that old 3g ,it also has siri when you want to know the future no longer NEED TO go with a card reader it\'s already included , it has 800 MHz power is not as fast as the android but it is something that helps us to have more battery also saves us money you will not regret it come come I guarantee it , you will repent when you get home I guarantee it ....
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 10:13 PM 0
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