“Apple’s flagship retail store in Hong Kong reportedly sold out of iPhone 4S units by lunchtime after Friday’s launch of the popular smartphone attracted a crowd of more than 3,000 people,” Josh Ong reports for AppleInsider.
“Despite clashes between customers and professional queuers earlier in the week, Friday’s 7 a.m. launch at the IFC Apple Store ran ‘rather smoothly,’ according to Twitter user PenguinSix,” Ong reports. “Police had broken up a crowd of 400 to 500 people in line for Apple’s new handset on Wednesday night after scalpers allegedly threatened customers.”
Ong reports, “On Thursday, a mix of security officials, Apple employes and police officers worked to create holding pens for queuers.”
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