The queue for the launch of the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong.
On 13 January, the launch of the latest iPhone in China had caused minor incidents in major cities. Migrant workers had been hired by dealers on the black market to make the tail, and address the shortage of phones, those who could not get the terminal – and had waited for hours and would not yet paid – had expressed their anger.
The continuing strong demand, and supplies that do not follow, Apple decided to test in Hong Kong a draconian system of reservation. Consumers should s’ record to online lottery , provide proof of identity, and can not go into a store if they have received a confirmation email. “We will not sell iPhone 4 or 4S with consumers directly with in-store ” , said the company.