January 16, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
I wonder if device makers might start to play down their smartphone launches in Asia Pacific, after Apple became the second firm in recent months to have a launch go bad.
The firm reportedly refused to open its flagship store in Beijing on Friday after violence among the crowd gathered overnight to secure the iPhone 4S, which officially launched in the market Friday Jan 13 (yes, there's an obvious link between a day of notorious bad luck and Apple's problems, but that's for a different kind of discussion board
Apple's problems follow a similar debacle from RIM in Indonesia in November, that subsequently saw it's local chief executive prosecuted.
If China follows suit, surely nervous CEOs will change the way they handle future smartphone launches?