Injured Chinese men and women are seen in the aftermath of a scuffle at Apple's Sanlitun retail store in Beijing, China.

Injured Chinese men and women are seen in the aftermath of a scuffle at Apple's Sanlitun retail store in Beijing, China. Photo: AP

US high-tech giant Apple said staff at its flagship Beijing store acted in self-defence when a fight broke out, resulting in injuries to a customer who has since been compensated, reports say.