A new standard has been set on how far one will go to get the latest technology. A Chinese student from Shanghai’s Songjiang University stood outside the university advertising ‘quality time’ with his girlfriend in exchange for cash to purchase an iPhone 6. His unusual fundraising tactics attracted a crowd as many sought to see what the young man had to offer.
While bearing a placard reading “Girlfriend Sharing”, 25-year-old Wei Chu laid out some rules for prospective customers. He even showed a picture of his girlfriend (21-year-old Xiao Ai) who was a willing participant to help him raise enough money to get the much sought-after iPhone 6.
According to some sources, the student is asking young men charges anything from 10 Yuan (Sh 650 per hour) to 500 Yuan (Sh 6500 per month). Surprisingly, his girlfriend fully supports his strategy of getting cash for the new iPhone.
Apparently, there are others who have gone to extreme lengths to get an iPhone. In 2012, a Hunan teenager sold his kidney to get an iPhone and iPad. These crazy stunts are not the norm although upon the release of the iPhone 6, many around the world queued through the night to get their hands on the latest phone from Apple.
The frenzy over the new smart phone’s larger screen and battery size, not to mention its spectacular applications has had all tech geeks keen to see what the phone can really do. The much anticipated iPhone 6 was finally available to the public on early morning of Friday 19th. Some altercations were even reported to have occurred in London as customers waited in line, so I guess the Chinese student is not the only one going crazy over the new iPhone.
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