Apple's iPad 2 device has become a popular gadget in the afterlife as Chinese families in Malaysia burn paper replicas of the coveted device for their dead relatives.
According to a report on Reuters, the Qingming festival, also known as a tomb sweeping festival saw many Chinese families burning replicas of the iPad 2 for their relatives to use in the afterlife.
Traditionally, the festival sees families burn paper money and replicas of necessary items or luxury goods on the graves of their dead relatives as they believe that they will be able to have them in their afterlife. This time however, people have taken to burning iPad replicas for their dead loved ones, so that they can use them on the other side.
“Some of my customers have dreams where their departed relatives will ask for luxury items including the iPad 2.” Jeffrey Te, owner of a prayer item shop told Reuters.
He said that he had recently purchased 300 paper replicas of the iPad 2 from China but the shop ran out of them due to heavy demand. It seems that the device is seeing high demand even in the world of the dead.
The demand for Android based devices is not so high in the underworld, though BlackBerry smartphones are much sought after.