4 Injured in Beijing iPad 2 Queue Violence, Scalper Blamed

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The saying, “too much of anything is not good,” comes to mind.

naialor / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND)A near-riot outside a Beijing store selling Apple’s hot iPad 2 has resulted in four people being injured, local and international news outlets report, as people around the world continue to show their enthusiasm for the latest tablet to come from the Cupertino, California-based iPhone-maker.

According to China’s state-run news agency, a fight broke out at the Beijing Apple Store on Saturday resulting to the injury of four customers in a queue and a broken glass door.

However, a PC World report citing a man named Wang Ming says that a scalper should be blamed for setting off the altercation.

According to the 30-year-old man, he heard that a “foreign” Apple employee was in a fight with a reported scalper who cut in line. Wang was walking by when a bottle hit his head, PC World says.

The Xinhua news agency reported that scalpers were drawn to the launch of Apple’s iPad on Friday to horde the devices which they would sell for more later.

The iPad 2 has been consistently selling-out worldwide and Apple recently admitted it could not make enough iPad 2 devices to satisfy the demand for the second-generation tablet computer.


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