Guy Changes His Name to 'iPhone 7'

He got a free phone
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2016 7:54 AM CDT
Guy Changes His Name to 'iPhone 7'
A customer checks out his new iPhone 7 Plus at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

A Ukrainian man has officially changed his name to iPhone 7 after an electronics store offered the latest Apple product to the first five people who do that. The 20-year old iPhone Sim (Ukrainian for "Seven") got the coveted prize Friday. He says he might change it back to his original name, Olexander Turin, when he has children, the AP reports. The smartphone costs at least US $850 in Ukraine, while the name change costs the equivalent of $2. Sim's friends and family were shocked at first but eventually supported the idea. His sister, Tetyana Panina, said "it was difficult to accept, but "each person in this world is looking for a way to express himself. Why not to do that in this way?" (More iPhone stories.)

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