Chinese billionaire’s son buys eight iPhone 7 handsets for his dog

από Μυρτώ Τζώρτζου

In today’s weird news, a Chinese billionaire’s son purchased eight iPhone 7 smartphones. But that’s not the weird part. The iPhone 7 smartphones were purchased for the son’s dog. You may need a moment to digest what you just read, but the story is fantastically true.

Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net worth is over $30 billion (roughly Rs. 2,01,073 crores). The son bought his dog Coco eight iPhone 7s, according to a post on the dog’s account on Weibo. Yes, the dog has his own Weibo account too – and, it’s verified. The iPhone 7 in China is priced between CNY 6,388 and 7,988 (roughly Rs. 64,210 to Rs. 80,000), which means Sicong spent upwards of CNY 51,071 (roughly Rs. 5,13,000). For the son of a businessman worth $30 billion, that price would not pinch too much.

While Apple fans in China started lining up outside the Apple Store on Friday, Sicong easily managed to get eight of the latest devices from Apple only to give it to his beloved dog. The dog, of course, is seen happily posing with his new collection.

This isn’t the first time Wang Sicong’s dog has received such spotlight. In May 2015, Sicong purchased two Apple Watch Editions for his dog (named Wang Ke Chi Bi), which the dog flaunted on his two front paws. In fact, the Apple Watch Edition models were a lot pricier compared to the iPhone 7, costing somewhere between $10,000 (roughly Rs. 6,40,000) and $17,000 (roughly Rs. 11,00,000) each.

By the looks of it, Sicong’s dog is an all out Apple fan and one can expect him to sport the latest Apple Watch Series 2 in the near future.

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Pic shows: The Husky wearing the Apple Watch. The son of China’s richest man has been flaunting his riches on social media once again, this time buying new Apple products for his pet Husky to wear. Wang Sicong, the 27-year-old son of China’s richest man, gave his dog, known as Wang Keke, two Apple Watches to wear on each of her front legs while at their residence in China’s metropolis Shanghai. Sicong, who even used the watches to test Keke’s heart rate, wrote in the photos: "Hehe more new watches. I wanted to wear four watches – one on each leg – but later thought that it was too much boasting, so two will do. Two is the minimum, though, otherwise it would be unbefitting of my status. One question comes to mind: Do you have one?" The photos were posted on a Weibo account created by his staff specifically for the Husky. Sicong is the only son of 60-year-old Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man and CEO of Dalian Wanda Group Corporation Limited – a Chinese conglomerate that is the country’s largest private property developer. The young man has frequently come under fire in China with state news agency Xinhua saying Wang "recklessly disseminates vulgar information … from the worship of money to sex and violence". When Wang republished Xinhua's attacks on his highly popular Weibo social media account, he won online support, with many arguing that Xinhua had overreacted to lighthearted comments. However, the news agency has refused to back down, expanding its attack on Wang as a decadent elitist. The row comes amid a crackdown on sexually suggestive material by Chinese authorities. (ends)

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Pic shows: The Husky wearing the Apple Watch. The son of China’s richest man has been flaunting his riches on social media once again, this time buying new Apple products for his pet Husky to wear. Wang Sicong, the 27-year-old son of China’s richest man, gave his dog, known as Wang Keke, two Apple Watches to wear on each of her front legs while at their residence in China’s metropolis Shanghai. Sicong, who even used the watches to test Keke’s heart rate, wrote in the photos: "Hehe more new watches. I wanted to wear four watches – one on each leg – but later thought that it was too much boasting, so two will do. Two is the minimum, though, otherwise it would be unbefitting of my status. One question comes to mind: Do you have one?" The photos were posted on a Weibo account created by his staff specifically for the Husky. Sicong is the only son of 60-year-old Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man and CEO of Dalian Wanda Group Corporation Limited – a Chinese conglomerate that is the country’s largest private property developer. The young man has frequently come under fire in China with state news agency Xinhua saying Wang "recklessly disseminates vulgar information … from the worship of money to sex and violence". When Wang republished Xinhua's attacks on his highly popular Weibo social media account, he won online support, with many arguing that Xinhua had overreacted to lighthearted comments. However, the news agency has refused to back down, expanding its attack on Wang as a decadent elitist. The row comes amid a crackdown on sexually suggestive material by Chinese authorities. (ends)

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