iPad 2 sold out - in the afterlife

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  1. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

    atlanticza

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    Kuala Lumpur - Apple's iPad 2 shortage has spread to the afterlife as Chinese families in Malaysia rush to buy paper replicas of the popular new gadget to burn for their dead as part of a centuries-old rite.

    During the Qingming festival, also known as the tomb sweeping festival, Chinese communities in Asia honour their ancestors by burning fake money or replicas of luxury items such as flashy cars and designer bags.

    The festival, which stems from Confucian teachings of loyalty to family and tradition, is also celebrated widely among the Chinese in Malaysia, who make up a quarter of the 28 million people in the mostly Muslim but multicultural country.

    "Some of my customers have dreams where their departed relatives will ask for luxury items including the iPad 2," said prayer item shopkeeper Jeffrey Te as he filled cardboard chests with fake money at his shop on the outskirts of the capital.

    "I can only offer them the first iPad model," he added, pointing to shelves stocked with the gadget along with paper iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.
     
  2. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I first assumed the burning of luxury items was being loyal to family and tradition because the items were wicked and not traditional. I guess not.
     
  3. jake4ever macrumors regular

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    Same here...
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    They'll just have to burn replicas of the Xoom.
     
  5. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    The point is to honor ancestors not giving them crap you don't want
     

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