Crazy Apple fans tried to sell their kidneys for iPhone 6s


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How much do you want an iPhone 6s? Probably not as much as the two men in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province who reportedly attempted to sell their kidneys to buy Apple’s latest must-have handset.

The bizarre story claims that friends Wu and Huang decided to sell a kidney each to get the money for an iPhone (mistake No. 1), and found an illegal agent on the Internet (mistake No. 2) who would help them.

The agent advised them to go to a hospital in Nanjing for medical examinations, although he pulled a no-show. By this point, Wu apparently had second thoughts: Somehow, he got it into his head that the whole plan sounded sketchy, and altogether a bit silly, really.

He tried to talk Huang out of it, but Huang refused to listen, prompting Wu to call the police. At this point, Huang fled and has been out of contact ever since.

This story would, frankly, sound totally unbelievable, were it not that things like this have happened before. In the kind of Breaking Bad spinoff we can imagine running as original programming on the new Apple TV, earlier this year a 21-year-old Chinese man was accused of orchestrating a crystal meth deal in order to pay for an Apple Watch.

I totally understand lusting after the latest Apple gadget, but — seriously — don’t lose a vital organ, or risk a life in prison, for it. Especially not when the iPhone 7 is already being talked about in hushed, reverent terms.

Source: The Hindu


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