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  • Violence Breaks Out Saturday at Beijing Apple Store


    An ugly scene was depicted Saturday at Apple's flagship store in Beijing, and the specific cause of the violence remains shrouded in some degree of mystery. "Penn-Olson: The Asian Tech Catalog" has published a brief account of the scuffle that resulted in shattered glass and at least one beaten, bloodied Apple customer.

    According to the report, the incident "left one man – allegedly – beaten by a 'foreign Apple employee,' three other people injured, and a few panes of glass shattered." As we know, the iPad 2 went on sale at China's four Apple stores as recently as Friday. Although it isn't yet clear if the tussle was related to the new Apple product in some fashion, the long lines and swelling, frustrated crowds may have played a role in pushing the "Apple employee" in question over the edge.

    It should be noted, however, that an incomplete picture remains of what actually transpired at this particular retail location. It should come as no surprise that Apple is yet to comment on the matter. And, as of this writing, no major media outlets have picked up on this still developing story.

    The most serious and troubling allegation – for Apple, in legal and PR terms – is that “a foreign employee” actually “beat one Chinese man with an iron rod”, in the heat of the incident. No pictures or other evidence can prove this particular detail, at this time.
    We'll keep you posted as more details and incident specifics emerge in the coming hours or days.

    Source: Penn-Olson: The Asian Tech Catalog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Violence Breaks Out Saturday at Beijing Apple Store started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Holy crap. Somebody must've been mad
    1. godfred212's Avatar
      godfred212 -
      Apple is having a laugh
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      It's time Apple re-implement the on-line order system for hot first-release products. It was just a matter of time before long lines turned violent. IMHO -- another Apple blunder.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by godfred212 View Post
      Apple is having a laugh
      No they're having a fight.
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Man thank god I'm not an apple addict
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pancho paco View Post
      Man thank god I'm not an apple addict
      U mean thank god ur Brock? Lol jk
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      Cool story, bro
    1. Lamborghini615's Avatar
      Lamborghini615 -
      Oh so thats what happened? I thought someone broke in to the store to steal something
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      I guess he didn't read the ToS either
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Maybe the apple employee was mad that he bought the last iPad 2 in white.


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    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Some customer must have taken the last white iPhone 4.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      Holy crap. Somebody must've been mad
      Obvious statement is overly obvious.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      It was an iRod.
    1. <(O)> Device's Avatar
      <(O)> Device -
      Get get I wanna get psycho! xD bahahahahaha
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Obvious statement is overly obvious.
      No! Really
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      The cult of Apple is srs business
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Wow maybe he cut in line lol
    1. justinpotter81's Avatar
      justinpotter81 -
      Nerds on Parade!
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
      Wow maybe he cut in line lol
      Haha probably! Then again apple doesn't like straight lines.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      You mad bro?