iPhone 4 Launches in China to Thousands

Computerworld reports on a successful launch of the iPhone 4 in China on Saturday. Over 1,000 lined up outside of Xidan Joy City shopping mall to buy the newest iPhone on launch day. The first customer in line had waited 2 days. IDG shows video of the long lines:

China Unicom reports that 50,000 users pre-ordered the device for launch day. The iPhone 4's launch comes only 3 months after the U.S. launch which helped keep demand high despite a healthy grey market for the phones. In contrast, the iPhone 3G launched in China a full 2 years after its U.S. launch.

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