Having opened its largest retail outlets ever to overzealous shoppers in Shanghai and Beijing last Fall, hiring geniuses and clerks galore, Apple’s presence in China has quite expectedly boomed. Like Krispy Kreme did in Issaquah, WA, circa 2001; and like Hot Topic, in Scottsdale’s Fashion Square, Chinese Apple customers were so excited they nearly rioted when there weren’t enough iPhones to go around in the land where iPhones are made.

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