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iPhone 4G: Would you pay $5,000 for it?

It has been reported that tech site Gizmodo paid $5000 to the person who picked up Apple’s prototype of the iPhone 4G device – expected to officially release this Summer.

As reported from Apple Insider, Nick Denton, the owner of Gawker Media who owns Gizmodo said in a recent tweet that he wasn’t afraid to pay for the big story.

The tweet which has got people talking reads: ”Yes, we’re proud practitioners of checkbook journalism. Anything for the story!”

A further tweet by Denton confirms that Gizmodo paid no less than $5000 to obtain the device. This tweet reads: ”Yes, we already disclosed that we paid $5,000. And, yes, we’ll do anything for a story. Our only obligation is to our readers.”

It seems as if the big figure paid off for Gizmodo though, as their scoop on the iPhone 4G attracted around 20 million page views to the website.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you of paid $5000 to obtain the elusive prototype?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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