Man changes his name to "iPhone 7" so that he can win one


How far would you go to win a free smartphone? A computer company in Kiev promised a free Apple iPhone 7 to the first five people who legally changed their name to iPhone 7. So Ukraine resident Olexander Turin, all of 20 years of age, officially became iPhone Sim (Seven) and on Friday he picked up his free phone.

Looking at this strictly from the financial aspects of the contest, you'd have to be crazy not to take the computer company up on its offer. After all, in the Ukraine a new Apple iPhone 7 costs $850 USD, while it costs just $2 USD to have a name changed. Still, Sim's friends and family were originally stunned to find out that he had gone through with this and had officially changed his name.


Looking ahead, Turin does not want his kids to have to answer to the iPhone 7 name, so he plans on switching back to Olexander Turin when he has children.

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85 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

stupid jerk

45. lyndon420

Posts: 6744; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Wow that's pretty harsh dude. Sounds spiteful or maybe even a little jealous.

59. adecvat

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Why? He will change his name again. 850$ for two weeks. Nice profit

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Now that is a true blood iSheep through and through. I don't think I have any further comment.

14. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

*gets sued by apple in return* :D

17. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

he is actually smart, as he can change his name back again.....

23. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

This poor soul might submit himself to be sacrificed in Apple annual ritual; 'slaughtering' the sheep.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Curious why such a contest even exist. To prove that the human race has no dignity!!

7. Obie-Wan

Posts: 110; Member since: May 24, 2012

Of course, i see a lot of things that has been going on lately was kinda aiming to push human race to lose their dignity. Pardon my english, it's not my native

22. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

isheep have bring shame to humanity, that's why alien never stop by.

25. truthwins unregistered

this is a perfect example that today mens are becoming a idiot

44. lyndon420

Posts: 6744; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You should pay closer attention to these articles rather than jumping straight to the comment sections. PA touched on this a little while ago...the financial situation there apparently isn't very good. $2 for a phone instead of $850 sounds like a no-brainer to me plus he gets a few minutes of fame...where's the harm in that?!?

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

True iSheep. In Chris Jericho's words this guy is a Stupid idiot!

5. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

In CA, it cost ~$650-750 to change name same as iPhone lol.

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and more, since he also need to update his passport, driving license, bank account, and all kind of membership.. and possible future problem involving college certificate, and any kind of certificates of ownership.. and wasting weeks to do all those things... totally not worth it, lol...

38. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He changed his name to iphone lol Sounds like he doesn't have worry about any college certificates to change. Lol

6. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

People recently totally rather get a free phone with abandon his own life and pride... what a shame. Like some girls would rather sacrifice her body for wealthy.

8. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... SO, I WILL BE EXPECTING THIS MAN TO CHANGE HIS NAME EVERY TIME THERE'S A NEW iPHONE! THAT'S DEMOCRATIC MADNESS...

11. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If it will only cost him pennies to change name he might repeat it.

9. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

at least he didn't chose to be named note 7

10. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

iphone 7: $650 - 1000 Changing your name to iphone then back to the original: $2 - 6 Seems a good trade off if you ask me.

27. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

There are some things more important than money in life. I would never change my name even if I was certain to get money in return. Same would go for spamming social media and following/subscribing to someone just for a giveaway.

12. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Samsung name is less embarrassing. You friends can call you Sam.

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

his new name is Sim, which mean seven in his language... not far enough from Sam, lol... but his new family name is iPhone, lol...

81. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Lmao.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21785; Member since: May 28, 2014

Mxyzptlk, is that you?!

26. truthwins unregistered

hey meanest off topic - should I buy blackberry passport i am getting a good dead , is it worth buying it .

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21785; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely. The Passport is still a solid buy, and a very capable handset. BB10 may not have all the apps, but it's productivity and multitasking is second to none. The OS is smooth and fast.

70. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I'm also thinking of buying a Passport Silver Edition but I always hold off thinking that i can get something way better from the Moto camp for the same price...

72. meanestgenius

Posts: 21785; Member since: May 28, 2014

If Android and apps is your thing, then go for Moto. But if you want to try something different like BB10, that's a complete multitasking, communications and productivity beast of an OS that offers some of best power management around, as well as zooms on lesser hardware (by today's standards), then go for the Passport S.E.

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