Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bitcoin Fanboys Smash Their iPhones

Following new that Apple has deleted the Bitcoin wallet from the App Store,  member of Reddit’s Bitcoin community issued a proposition: “For every 100 upvotes this post receives, I will gift someone a Nexus 5 for a video of them smashing their iPhone,” reports Digital Trends.

The redditor who proposed the tradeoff, “round-peg,” included the following stipulations: Only the first five people to submit videos would receive a Nexus 5; the smashed iPhone had to be of the iPhone 5 or 5S variety, running iOS 7; and the video needed to include the person’s face, name, and reason for deciding to destroy his or her iPhone.

“Your reason should include the fact that Apple is anti-Bitcoin, not just because you want a free trade for a new phone,” wrote round-peg.

About two hours after round-peg’s post went live, redditor “netpastor” became the first person to take round-peg at his word by posting a video of him smashing his 32GB iPhone 5 with a piece of metal tubing.

Here’s the video:

1 comment:

  1. That is to say, would it say it is truly "news" to anybody that Apple invests a great deal of time, cash and publicity suppress advances that they don't possess? Did some of these individuals really own iPhones for some measure of time and remain totally negligent of that?