Do you think there are Apple fans out there who believe that there might be some divinity in the devices? Well for those willing to pay $30,500 for the iPad that went on auction recently because it was owned by Pope Francis, perhaps they do believe it. Castells, a Montevideo-based auction house had this famous iPad on auction recently and announced that the final bid that came in for at $30,500 was placed over the phone.
The story behind this bit of Papal tech is that it was gifted to a priest in Uruguay by Pope Francis and is complete with His Holiness’ label that says – His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013 – and also comes with a Vatican certificate of authenticity signed by the Pope’s personal secretary, Fabian Pedacchio Leaniz.
This gift found its way to a local school, Francisco de Paysandu high school, via a donation by the priest and was finally auctioned off to raise funds for the school. The Uruguayan priest, Gonzalo Aemilius, said that he remembers the Pontiff saying – “May you do something good with it,” when he presented him with the tablet. And “good” he did!
Whoever said the iPad was a blessing was quite right, at least in this particular case.
[Via – Nbc-News]