Dubai man reserves iPhone 5 for $200,000

DUBAI: The official announcement may be two days away, but that hasn’t stopped one man in Dubai already reserving the region’s first Apple iPhone 5.

Fadi Flat-White, a noted imbecile, is said to have handed over $200,000 – around 200 times the iPhone 5’s estimated price on release – to ensure he is the first in the Middle East to receive the smartphone when it eventually hits shelves later this month.

“Truth be told, aside from what has already been revealed I have no idea what the new iPhone will be like,” admitted Flat-White, a Lebanese-born PR manager for a social media strategic solutions provider.

“It could have the capacity of the Nano, weigh the same as a small elephant and be completely incompatible with any of the previous models. You know, it could be pretty much the same as the iPhone 4, but with a huge five on the back. But I just had to get one before anyone else, because I really am that much of a complete idiot.”

Flat-White made headlines earlier in the year when he ordered the first iPad 3 in the UAE for $500,000. While he says he “didn’t mind” the negative publicity, he admits to being “distraught” on discovering that an acquaintance in Beirut had received the tablet computer three hours before had had.

“It just seemed unjust, especially seeing as I read the Steve Jobs biography before him.”

14 Responses to Dubai man reserves iPhone 5 for $200,000

  1. JJ September 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thousands of people could’ve been fed, clothed, and sheltered with that sort of money… however somehow it makes more sense for this guy to waste all that to say “I am the first one” Talk about having an ego.

  2. Cleo September 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    He has admitted that he is an idiot, but in reality he is a SUPER idiot…

  3. Yousef September 14, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Mabrouk! You’ve been quoted as an official news source on Al Arabiya:


  4. Jebel Ali Baba September 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

    And in Emirates 24/7 …. …. hahahaha really unbelievable.

  5. Tarik September 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

    If you google this, there are lots of websites that re-posted this story… It’s good to know Al Arabiya and Emirates247 do good research for their stories. #DouchebagPressAwards2012

  6. Jebel Ali Baba September 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

    And it goes on…

  7. racas September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Guy I have been checking about Fadi Flat-White and I couldn’t find any clue. I believe it is a hoax made by the Pan Arabian Inquirer. Could Fadi Flat-White mean Fadi Flat-White-Lie. I know for a fact that no such person is in the Advertising/PR/Marketing Business.

  8. Zu September 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Stupid is as Stupid does. What a Pompous idiot.

  9. racas September 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Anyway, check all the serious re-bloggers. they all removed the pages. like arabia english,,emirates,

  10. rk September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The Pan-Arabia Enquirer newspaper published today that the form is willing to buy the iphone…..

    journalism at its finest

  11. jasim September 15, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    wouldnt it be sad that US version phone sell inmiddle east and all people would be holding iPhone 5 before fadi waiting for his first middleast version lol

  12. anthony November 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I have iPhone 5
    Email @ sv1k3r911 at yahoo

  13. Anonymous December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    You people do realize that this is a SATIRICAL NEWS SOURCE right?


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