Apple has announced that its retail stores in China and Hong Kong will take iPhone 5s & 5c reservations starting September 17th for September 20th pickup.
The reservation system is likely in place to prevent crowds from getting out of hand. In January of last year, Apple had to stop in-store sales of the iPhone in Beijing and Shanghai to ensure the safety of its customers and employees. A riot nearly broke out at the Beijing store after fights broke out and the SWAT team was called in.
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