The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices hit shelves today in mainland China, and buyers are lining up outside of telcos and Apple stores across the country. But one local carrier outlet is aiming to make its customers’ deep pockets even deeper. A photo going viral on Weibo depicts a tailor at a China Unicom branch in Shanghai adjusting pant pockets to accommodate the oversized iPhone 6 Plus.
It’s likely the local outlet deliberately built the booth in hopes of attracting media attention – note how the woman beside the booth stands above two microphones.
As some Chinese users have pointed out, this China Unicom branch isn’t the first to come up with this idea. When the iPhone 6 Plus arrived in Amsterdam, local telco KPN hired a tailor to enlarge pant pockets outside one of its retail stores.
We’ll keep an eye out for reports by the Global Association of Trousers on how Apple’s phablet is affecting tailors worldwide.