Christmas came early for schoolfriends of a Chinese businessman when he distributed 39 brand new iPhone 6s handsets during an elementary school reunion (!) over the past weekend.
The rose gold iPhones were engraved with the words, “To commemorate the Beilun Sanshan Primary School Class of 1998.” The generous giver of the gifts, a businessman with the surname Zhang, reportedly handed out the iPhones during a dinner in Ningbo, a city in China’s Zhejiang province.
“Take one for yourself as a souvenir,” Zhang told his former classmates, who quickly shared the story on popular microblogging site Weibo.
“He is not showing off his wealth by being so generous,” wrote one classmate. “He is a good man who cherishes the bond between us.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard stories of lavish, Apple-related gifts coming out of China — where Apple is considered the no. 1 luxury brand, above even Gucci and others.
In 2014, Chinese tycoon Qian Fenglei handed out 14 then-unreleased-in-China iPhone 6 handsets to former high school classmates. Perhaps most wacky of all, however, was the story of 27-year-old son of China’s richest man — worth around $34 billion — who bought not one, but two gold Apple Watch Editions for his pet dog.
How would you react if a former classmate-turned-successful-entrepeneur gave out new iPhones to everyone at a school reunion? Generous display of caring, or douchey show of how much cash they now make? Leave your comments below.
Source: Malaysian Digest