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iPhone 6 Selfie Spreads on Chinese Social Networks

Posted: 09/25/2014 11:36 am

smuggled iphone 6The delayed release of the iPhone 6 in China has led to opportunists in the US willing to fight each other in order to sell to Chinese buyers willing to pay exorbitant prices.

READ: Chinese Line Up Globally To Buy – And Then Sell – the iPhone 6

smuggled iphone 6Since its release seven days ago, over 2,000 iPhones 6 have been seized at Luohu border customs in Shenzhen. Nearby in Huaqiang North, a mecca for iPhone resales, the iPhone 6 is currently selling for RMB 6,800.

Meanwhile in Shanghai, 335 iPhones 6 have been seized at Pudong International Airport during the same period.

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READ: Unreleased Hong Kong and US Versions of iPhone 6
Already on Sale in Beijing for US$4,500

Some people just don’t see what the fuss is about. China Daily reports that despite costing around $1,000, the iPhone 6 is only worth between $200 and $247 in spare parts. Furthermore, the cost of labor is between $4 and $4.50 per phone.

But that’s some people. Others will do anything to get their hands on Apple’s latest gadget, with the iPhone “selfie” spreading on Chinese social networks.

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With this much hype and anticipation, it isn’t hard to see why people won’t try to exploit the situation. Unfortunately an unlucky Wuhan employee was cheated by his very own boss.

The man, Xiaoliu, was promised that if he and his coworkers completed a project on time, they would all each be rewarded with “Apple 6″. As it turned out, this meant a reward of six apples.

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We assume, after giving Xiaoliu his prize, the boss said:  ”How do you like dem apples?”


Photos: Shenzhen Evening Report (2), Hong Kong Culture Exchange Net, China Daily, Weibo (2)


“World’s Most Dangerous Selfie” Taken on Top Of a Hong Kong Skyscraper

Posted: 08/25/2014 2:49 pm

skyscraper selfie hong kongA trio of daredevils have climbed to the very top of a Hong Kong skyscraper in order to take a self-described “world’s most dangerous selfie”, reports the New York Daily News.

The group includes Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso and A.S., and somehow found its way to the top of the highest spire of The Centre in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong’s fifth tallest building at 346 meters tall.

Lau used a “selfie stick” to capture a view of Hong Kong using a wide-angle lens that is as refreshing as it is unsettling.

Here’s the video:

There’s no self-commentary in the video, so there’s no way to confirm if the use of bananas is some kind of postmodernist symbol signifying a slippery footing at the apex of a capitalist metropolis.

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Taking personal videos while climbing tall buildings and objects has been a popular internet phenomenon in Russia, and is a feat recently replicated on the still unfinished Shanghai Tower.

Photo: Youtube screenshots

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