10 May '11, 5am

Apple to pay compensation over Beijing iPad 2 brawl: #imerlion

BEIJING: US high-tech giant Apple said staff at its flagship Beijing store acted in self-defence when a fight broke out, resulting in injuries to a customer who has since been compensated, reports said on Tuesday. Scuffles broke out at the Apple store in the Chinese capital on Saturday, with crowds jumping queues and smashing the store's glass door as they rushed to snap up the popular iPad 2 tablet computer and the white iPhone 4 handset. "The Apple Store Sanlitun was closed for several hours on Saturday after a group outside the store became unruly," Apple spokeswoman Carolyn Wu told AFP in a statement. "The store team acted to protect themselves and our customers by closing the doors and preventing the group from entering. The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority." According to state press reports, angry consumers rushed the store after a "foreign" ...

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