The department reminded that this is illegal – in case someone has any ideas on this matter.
The representative of the Red Cross urged Thais not to sell kidneys for the sake of buying brand new iPhone 14. The department reminded that this is illegal – in case someone has any ideas about this.
It all started due to viral marketing, in which three Thais with a fresh seam on the body are holding new phones. It is implied that they each sold a kidney to buy Apple’s flagship smartphone.
Organ trade is prohibited. It is inappropriate to offer to sell organs, especially to get money to buy an iPhone. This is morally wrong and unethical – said the representative of the Thai Red Cross.
The image got onto the Thai net via a meme web page, but officials apparently took it seriously. And in addition, those who wish to register with the Thai Red Cross Organ Donation Center were encouraged to become donors after death.
Last week, Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 14 in Thailand. There it is sold at a price of 32,900 to 66,900 Thai baht (approximately from 32 to 66 thousand UAH), depending on the model and amount of memory. Thailand was one of the first countries to receive the new iPhone on September 16th.
Western journalists in their reviews call the basic models of the iPhone 14 line the main disappointment of the year. It is noted that regular iPhones 14 are essentially slightly improved iPhone 13: smartphones still have the same notch, 60 Hz display, and even last year’s A15 Bionic processor.