Crowd outside an Apple store in Beijing, where eggs were thrown
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Eggs thrown at Beijing Apple store

13 January 2012 Last updated at 04:39 GMT

Apple has said it will halt the sale of all iPhone models from its stores in China, after large crowds disrupted the launch of the iPhone 4S.

An Apple store, in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, did not open on Friday after a large crowd gathered outside in anticipation of the launch.

The crowd became unruly, throwing eggs and scuffles broke out with police.

Apple products are extremely popular in China, the world largest phone market, as the BBC's Michael Bristow in Beijing explains.