Apple iPad used by Pope Francis is auctioned off for $30,000

Apple iPad used by Pope Francis is auctioned off for $30,000
An Apple iPad used by Pope Francis was auctioned off for a whopping $30,000. The money is being used to help a school for the poor in Uruguay, where the auction took place. After the Pope used the tablet, he turned it over to local priest Gonzalo Aemilius with the comment, "May you do something good with it."

Aemilius at first turned the iPad over to a Francisco de Paysandu high school. Attempts to auction it off through big name auction houses like Sotheby and Christie’s failed, and it was turned over to a local house in Uruguay named Castells. The winning bidder was unidentified, having entered the winning bid via telephone.

The iPad has an engraving on back that reads, "His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013." Besides the tablet, the winner also received a Logitech keyboard and a certificate signed by Pope Francis' personal secretary, Fabian Pedacchio Leaniz. For the record, the Pope is a fan of the internet and has called it "a gift from God."


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source: NYPost

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21 Comments

1. jesusnexo unregistered

why should i pay more for something that is used?

2. jesusnexo unregistered

also, who the f**k cares about the pope's secretary? its not the pope.

3. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Who the f**k cares what you want? Not like you'd afford it anyways. More on point, why be such an a**wipe? He's doing it to help others.

4. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Firstly, it's "hand signed" by a living legend. Secondly, it's not Android.

5. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

How is a legend?

6. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

A legend is a famous or notorious person.

16. samsboy unregistered

That person thought he was buying his way to heaven. Everything has become about money in this world. It seems like there should be some changes in the bible. Now for a poor man to get to the kingdom of God is like an elephant passing throw the eye of a needle and for a rich man to get to the kingdom of God is why easy. He can just throw in more dollars and the road will be opened.

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Updated to iOS 8.1?

8. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Haha a gift from God. We all know what he was watching

9. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Steve Jobs is technically a god, so yeah it's a gift from god, Haters fandroid gonna hate

12. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Technically he is dead. Dead person cant send gifts.

13. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Do you actually believe any of the outrageous things you say? Ignorant AMERICANPATRIOTs shall continue to be ignorant.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

First of all Jobs is no god, 2nd there's only one god. 3rd no Idiot wouldn't pay 30 grand for a out dated iPad just because its been used by a Pope. You're in over your head.

21. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I absolutely agree with you, except the number of gods!

10. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Absolutely ridiculous.

11. Sauce5 unregistered

Why? Its just like a used guitar, caught baseball, etc.

14. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

yeah and it's dumb people pay high prices for those things too.

15. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Not when you are doing it for charity

17. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Wow, that iPad was from Pope Francis, the ruler of Vatican City? Weew, that is going to hit every fandroid and people who has interest in royals (including me)!

18. gaming64 unregistered

I see many disrespectful comments here. Whats wrong with Pope Francis using an iPad. There's no diff.if the Pope uses a Nexus or a Samsung Tab.

20. jesusnexo unregistered

we arent hating for using an iPad, the fact that he uses an ipad, and sells it like if its f**king gold its the problem. It wont give you a ticket to heavn, its just an used ipad

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