Two Singaporeans try to score iPhone 7 at the airport, get arrested


Contributing to the yearly new iPhone release craze, two Singaporeans went and tried to score a new iPhone 7 from the local Changi Airport – which is, presumably, cheaper than queuing up in front of a local shop.

Unfortunately, their plan for action involved buying actual plane tickets without flying, which is considered a crime under the local Protected Areas and Protected Places Act. Now, the two hopefuls risk a fine of up to 1000 Singapore dollars (about $735) and a jail term of up to two years, if they are convicted.

Curiously, there is no official Apple store in Singapore, and most means of acquiring the smartphone are through resellers, online or offline. The first iPhone 7 units that arrived in Singapore sold out in days after their official launch, and customers that pre-ordered are facing delays. And globally, the iPhone 7 Plus, is an absolute scarcity, currently not available even in official Apple stores.

source: BBC

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18 Comments

3. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I'm just curious why there's always something stupid happen with the iPhone? I mean their fans slept in tent or got in line like 2 or 3 weeks before launch date. Some idiots even dare to sell their kidneys to be able to get an iPhone. And now this too? That clown company should be in jail for bringing people to the graves.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

last time, someone sold his toodler daughter for iPhone

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Are you serious, @ibend? Someone sold his offspring for an iPhone?! What the heck. I'm gonna google it now.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Some kid sold a kidney for an iPad too. I mean people can be pretty stupid and the iFans have had their pick of the litter even from that.

14. androidrocks

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

18. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Don't you find it funny that all the stupid iFans are Chinese?

16. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

No wander the majority of iPhone owners are brainless idiots. A girls showed me a Facebook message from a guy saying " Hello dear, you are so beautiful. Please send me your number. I will call you with my iPhone 7 tomorrow." Typical of iPhone owners.

15. truthwins unregistered

Still its less stupid than some die hard denial folks who stii refuse to replace their hand grenade known as NO 7

17. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It is definitely weird. Here in Canada we have Tim Hortons which sells mainly coffee. Their coffee isn't that great but you should see the lineups...they're like zombies lol - I like many different types of coffee, but theirs for some reason leaves an odd residue in my mouth like there's something else in there so I refuse to drink their crap now. Maybe the iPhones are laced with some kind of narcotic lol.

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