“Let’s Go Get It”: Girl’s Father Doesn’t Hesitate to Buy R22k iPhone 15, Shocks Mzansi

“Let’s Go Get It”: Girl’s Father Doesn’t Hesitate to Buy R22k iPhone 15, Shocks Mzansi

  • A young girl struck gold when her father decided to buy her an iPhone 15, with no reason required
  • In a WhatsApp message with his daughter, the father said that he would buy the R22,000 phone the day she asked about it
  • Members of the online community were astonished that the man had no problems spending such an exorbitant amount on a cellular device
  • Apple expert Arnold Waterloo spoke to Briefly News about the features of the pricey cellular device

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A father bought his young daughter an approximately R22,000 iPhone 15 and people and the internet were shocked at the price.
Netizens were surprised to hear that a father paid roughly R22,000 for an iPhone 15 for his daughter. Images: @smontjo_mimi / TikTok, fizkes / Getty Images
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A man spared no expense when he decided to buy his young daughter a pricey iPhone 15.

Taking to her TikTok account, a young schoolgirl who uses the handle @smontjo_mimi on the app shared that she asked her father in a WhatsApp message how many likes she would have to accumulate on a particular post for him to buy her the phone, which ranges between R22,000 and R33,500 depending on the model in her Google search.

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The father responded to the message:

"Likes? No baby girl, let's go get it today."

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The appreciative daughter called the man the "best dad ever," adding to her caption:

"I love him so much."

Take a look at their conversation in the picture below:

A father bought his daughter an iPhone 15, which costs roughly R22,000.
A father had no problem buying his daughter the latest iPhone. Images: @smontjo_mimi
Source: TikTok

Features of an iPhone 15 explained

Arnold Waterloo, a store manager at Digicape (an Apple premium reseller), noted that an iPhone 15 currently retails at R19,999.

He explained to Briefly News why it would attract such a price:

"Apple designs its devices and platforms to ensure privacy and to keep information secure and is committed to protecting customers’ data. iPhones include innovative privacy technologies and features. These are designed to minimise how much of customers’ data Apple – or anyone else – can access.

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"iPhones are packed with advanced cameras and sensors, making them an incredibly powerful tool for mobile productivity. iPhone models with LiDAR sensors add depth scanning for better photos and augmented reality. Finally, the iPhone's camera system supports a range of photography and video needs."

Netizens react to father's decision to buy an iPhone 15

The video garnered over a million views, and thousands took to the comment section to express their surprise at the cellphone's hefty price.

@smontjo_mimi sadly shared:

"My father would rather buy me viennas and Russians to make me forget about the phone."

@its_yourgummybear asked the young girl:

"How does it feel to live my dream?"

@chan3lleee_ shared what their father would have done:

"My dad would give me a long speech about how I have to pass."

@loveisnottrueforme_ wrote in the comments:

"I looked at my father and smiled because he is actually trying his best."

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Man buys R370 'iPhone 15 Pro Max for brother's birthday

In another article about iPhones, Briefly News reported about a local man who paid way less, R370, when he bought his brother a supposed iPhone 15 Pro Max for his 21st birthday.

In the TikTok video, the gentleman, presumably at a store selling replicas of well-known items at a discounted price, shows viewers a cellular device with the Apple logo on the back. However, when he flips the phone, the design looks nothing like an Apple iPhone.

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Source: Briefly News

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Jade Rhode (Editor) Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies (distinction) and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community. After her studies, Jade worked as an editorial intern for BONA Magazine, contributing to both print and online. To get in touch with Jade, please email jade.rhode@briefly.co.za