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iPad brawl in Beijing Apple store leaves four injured

BEIJING (AFP) – Four people were taken to hospital and a glass door smashed as a near-riot broke out at Beijing’s top Apple store among crowds rushing to snap up the popular iPad 2 tablet computer, according to state press. Angry consumers began rushing the store on Saturday afternoon after…

iPad-mania as thousands queue for global roll-out

TOKYO — Thousands of fired up and sleep-deprived gadget fans mobbed shops in Australia and Japan Friday as Apple’s iPad, touted as a revolution in computer use and publishing, began its international launch. A queue some 200 metres (yards) long stretched round the block at Apple’s flagship central Sydney store,…