Beijing iPad 2 Sale Exhausted in Just 4 Hours

On May 6, the iPad 2 was launched in China and quickly became a sensation, with the entire stock at Beijing’s main Apple store being purchased within four hours.

A report from M.I.C Gadget describes the chaotic atmosphere where hundreds of eager customers lined up, while scalpers actively bought and sold the device for profit.

The area was heavily guarded by security personnel and even a German Shepherd to maintain order.

In line with previous product releases, the demand for the iPad 2 far exceeded the available supply, a fact acknowledged by Apple during a recent earnings call.

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