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The iPhone has a way of making people do crazy things. The latest one is out of China. A 19-year old man has sold his new-born daughter to buy himself a new iPhone and a motorbike. This incident happened almost a year ago when a man from the eastern Chinese province of Fujian sold his 18-day old daughter to a stranger.

The report, which comes from Chinese website Epoch Times states that the man met the buyer on popular Chinese social network QQ and sold his daughter for 23,000 Yuan which converts to around $3,500. This converts to about Rs.2,38,000. What’s stranger is that the wife of the man didn’t have any problem with the sale of her child.

That being said, it must be noted that the mother was a minor who was still to complete high-school and was doing multiple part-time jobs. The mother who left the city was eventually tracked down by the police and arrested.

“I myself was adapted and many people in my hometown send their kids to other people to raise them,” said Xiao Me. Interestingly she claimed that she didn’t know that selling the child was an illegal offence.

Even the father of the child, A Duan, has been handed a three years sentence, but the judge suspended the sentence of the mother to two and a half years after taking into account the difficult circumstance.

The buyer of the child has also turned himself in after the parents were arrested. The child, however, is still in the custody of the buyer’s sister, as the parents have been arrested and are in no position to take care of their child.

People are known to do crazy things when it comes down to the iPhone. People have sold their kidneys to get an iPhone and in many instances people have flocked to sperm banks to donate their sperm to make money to buy an iPhone.

The iPhone is an expensive device, and people have show tendencies to go to extreme lengths to purchase one. In India too, the iPhone is very expensive, in fact, it is the most expensive place in the world to procure one. In China, things are different, but then it is also true that iPhone is one of the most popular gadgets in the market.

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