No, Apple didn't release an iPhone just for China. Instead, all these people were waiting in line for the Meizu M9, the Android 2.2-powered successor to the Meizu M8. Pretty impressive turnout for something that once started as a ripjob.

Apparently, there was no limit on how many units each person could get. I'm assuming half of them already hit eBay. [Meizume via Electronista via Engadget]