On Hong Kong and the iPhone 4S 

Mike Schramm at TUAW:

We mentioned in passing that the iPhone 4S had sold out in ten minutes at the Hong Kong Apple Store, but given these pictures that have been posted online since, a statement like that doesn’t really do the launch justice. That place looks like a madhouse – thousands of people lined up to buy Apple’s new iPhone, and the police were out in force with barricades and dogs to make sure everything went smoothly. Black market salesmen were buying and selling iPhones outside the store, apparently, and leaving the queue got your picture taken and your number checked. There were even “professional queuers,” low income workers that were paid to simply stand in line and buy the phone when it became available.

Two thoughts:

  1. Holy. Shit.
  2. This makes me sad for the human race.