Chinese Chant "iPhone, iPhone!"

The iPhone did, in fact, draw a crowd today, despite a rare rainstorm that had streets jammed in Beijing…

“The price is a little high, but we don’t care,” said one woman who lined up for over an hour to buy a 16 gigabyte iPhone with her boyfriend who was shivering in the cold….

At the Apple store was another event, where the energy was high though that was largely due to the dozen or so staff members who stood by the entrance and cheered people as they came in, breaking out into “iPhone! iPhone!” chants every few minutes.

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