iPhone 4S Launch in Beijing – a Sea of People Hits Xidan Apple Store

Mass Consuption is here folks.. it’s alive and well in Beijing China and what better proof than these pictures?
What you’re looking at is the lines ahead of the iPhone 4S launch tomorrow at the Xidan Apple Store in Beijing.
THere are literally thousands of people waiting to get their hands on Apple’s latest baby as it makes its official mainland release.
this is just nuts….. look at the pictures!

picture from weibo user http://weibo.com/1457478803/y0tXSyH2K

Here is a picture from the Sanlitun Apple Store earlier today ( yes, there’s more than one in Beijing)

Keep in mind that we’re deep in the winter and temperatures are around -8 centigrade folks… that’s some dedication

It wasn’t that long ago that yours truly had a hard time getting his hands on an Apple branded laptop in Beijing.. now, we’re looking at official apple stores all over the city! My oh My, have things changed!

8 Responses

  1. jay says:

    Everyone has been paid and transported in to create fake lines! I have been to sanlitun in past hour and 99% are people from outside beijing and none can afford to buy a phone. There are endless managers controlling them and its pre theatre! This makes Apple look really silly!

  2. Jonah Kessel says:

    Whats the deal with Siri and iPhone 4S in China? If I got to the Apple store right now, is it possible for me to get an iPhone 4S (provided there are enough left) with Siri?

  3. Wang Ge says:

    nowadays having a phone that can only give calls and send text would be a cool thing to do…so I’m thinking…getting a pigeon…that’s what they did to send msg in the old days…

  4. Beijing Daze says:

    haha.. @ Wang ge
    Pigeons might be more reliable that china unicom and/or iMessages

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  1. January 17, 2012

    […] Just two days ago the iPhone 4S was finally released in China. Apple has neglected the Chinese market for a while, but now they’re going full speed. Still, they don’t seem to be able (or willing) to produce enough to satisfy demand. The situation got out of control in Beijing and Apple was forced to stop selling the iPhone in its stores due to security reason. China Hush has a good article about what happened here. My friend in Beijing also posted on his blog here. […]