Apple’s iPad costs an arm and a leg here in the United States, but in China, the organ you’d have to part with is the kidney:
It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, but the official Chinese Xinhua News Agency is reporting that five people have been arrested for alleged involvement in the removal and selling of a teenager’s kidney for transplant, according to the Associated Press.
The Xinhua story said the 17-year-old student, identified only by his surname Wang, gave up his kidney for money, some of which was used buy two of Apple’s most popular products — an iPad and an iPhone. As the story goes, the mother of the student uncovered the plot. According to Xinhua, she asked her son how he could have afforded an iPad and iPhone, and he told her that he had sold one of his kidneys.
Is this the new “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?”