Apple suspends iPhone 4S sales in Beijing, Shanghai
Updated: 2012-01-13 13:39
BEIJING - Apple announced Friday that its iPhone 4S smartphone will not be available in retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai "for the time being."
Apple said its mainland stores have already sold all of their iPhone 4S stock, as demand has been "incredible."
Police remove some people from the crowd outside an Apple store while they were waiting for it to open in the Beijing district of Sanlitun Jan 13, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]
Apple's flagship store in Beijing's Sanlitun shopping district did not open its doors on Friday morning and canceled initial sales of the phone.
"Unfortunately, we were unable to open our store in Sanlitun due to overcrowding," said the statement.
"Customers can still order the iPhone 4S through the Apple Online Store or purchase it from China Unicom and other authorized retailers," it said.