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Son of Chinese billionaire buys his dog eight new iPhone 7s

By midian182 ยท 13 replies
Sep 21, 2016
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  1. Despite the controversial removal of the headphone jack and the fact it's not a huge upgrade over the iPhone 6S Plus, the new iPhone 7 has received mostly positive reviews. But like most high-end smartphones, the device don’t come cheap. In China, however, one son of a billionaire has bought eight brand new iPhone 7s; not for himself, but for his pet dog, Coco.

    Wang Sicong’s father - billionaire property magnate Wang Jianlin - is worth around $30 billion, which probably explains how he was able to buy the Alaskan Malamute eight of Apple’s handsets, though it’s not totally clear why he thought the dog would appreciate them – she looks like more of a Samsung fan.

    While iPhone 7s are pricey in the US, they’re even more expensive in China. A 256GB model goes for 7988 yuan, which works out at about $1197. It’s not clear from the pictures exactly which models he bought, but the total cost could have amounted to $9576.

    On Coco’s verified Weibo account, the caption under the photos reads: "I don't understand all the show-off posts on (social media) What's the point? Don't make me do it?"

    Not surprisingly, this isn’t the first instance of Wang buying Coco a piece of expensive tech that the dog will likely end up chewing and burying in the yard. In 2015, her 1.9 million followers got to see her two rose gold Apple Watches, said to be worth $12,000 each.

    Wang’s ostentatious displays of wealth aren’t going down well in China. CNN reports that official news agency Xinhua accused him of having "stained the purity of the Chinese (people)," and warned others not to imitate his “arrogant and coarse celebrity.”

    He got into more trouble after saying the only thing he looked for in potential partners was their breast size. Wang’s father blamed his son’s preference for “buxom” girlfriends on his overseas “Western schooling.”

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,408   +2,954

    They say, money buys ignorance...
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,292   +3,701

  4. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    Nice.I could have done different things with that money that could help the less fortunate.

    Alright. Lets go back to work people.
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,456   +621

    I hope his father thought him the value of a money and to work hard for it.

    His love for big breasted women will empty his bank account faster than he thinks.
  6. mad1394

    mad1394 TS Rookie

    Why is this news? Rich people blowing money on crap is not interesting or funny or educational...just click bait.
  7. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +113

    Slow day for news, are you honestly surprised by some articles put up? No site is safe from that kind of thing, especially one that gets a lot of traffic.
    wastedkill likes this.
  8. Comanche

    Comanche TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +39

    All that money and hey buys the couches at IKEA?
    Lionvibez likes this.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,386   +616

    Those couches are just for the dog's house. :)
    Comanche likes this.
  10. Bao Nguyen

    Bao Nguyen TS Booster Posts: 73   +43

    Give those iPhones to a starving kid in Africa and give that dog to a starving kid in China. Problem solved.

    (It's a joke in case you can't tell)
    wastedkill likes this.
  11. gollum21

    gollum21 TS Enthusiast Posts: 39   +12

    Why are you defending click bait articles? Like what's the purpose of doing so?
  12. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,174   +1,593

    Spoiled Brat <> Tech Culture News
  13. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Booster Posts: 210   +30

    Another worthless dumb as!
  14. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +163

    This article is dumber than the stupidest guy I work with. trust me he's 1 step short of retarded.

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