Beijing – After an Apple store in China was closed briefly after
a scuffle broke out between legitimate customers and reported scalpers looking
to purchase an iPhone 4, all Apple retail stores in the country have instituted
a new policy requiring customers to show ID cards and allowing only one device
per customer, 9 to 5 Mac reported citing local blog Micgadget.
reportedly had lifted a sales limit of two iPhones per customer on Wednesday, causing a rush
of customers that included scalpers.
Apple employees are now said to be unboxing
the device for customers for activation within the store.
The Wall Street
Journal reported today that, after launch shipments of the iPhone 4 — which went
on sale there last Friday — sold out, scalpers waited outside Apple stores in
China offering to sell the device to customers at a mark-up.
(9 to 5 Mac)