Saving-up to grab the latest iPhone 6S? Just donate sperm says sperm bank in China. In a move to encourage donations, a sperm bank associated with a leading hospital in China is offering money for the new rose gold iPhone 6S in exchange for sperm samples.
As reported by Shanghaiist, Ruijin Hosptial is offering 6,000 RMB ($943) for every 17ml sample, wherein a candidate is expected to donate over a period of 6 months and with a minimum of 48 days duration between each donation. The amount is enough to fetch them a rose-gold iPhone 6S with the 16GB variant being priced at $831.
The eligibility criteria includes men with college degrees, who are 165cm tall, have a Chinese ID card and are free of any genetic diseases.
As shared by CNET, a sperm donation advertisement reads, “No need ‘to sell their kidneys,’ easily have 6S.”
The kidneys comment refers to the recent news highlighting how two men in China were willing to sell their kidneys in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone 6S phones.
The site noted that inspite of popular budget-friendly lineup of smartphones from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and Xiaomi, China still happens to the second largest market for Apple’s iPhone, where the company is recording 75 percent year-on-year growth.
The trend of offering an iPhone 6S for sperm is definitely catching on and another sperm bank in China, Hubei, is offering a similar deal. While this is good news for men in China, it also reflects the popularity the Apple product has garnered in the country. There is no doubt the deal must have boosted donations for the sperm banks.
The latest iPhones boast of 3D Touch technology, smarter Siri and a 12MP camera amongst other features.
The iPhone 6S along with the 6S Plus was launched at the Apple event held on September 4 and is expected to be made available on September 25.