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Chinese Billionaire Gets 8 iPhone 7s For His Dog

You know, as one does.

22/09/2016 1:36 AM AEST | Updated September 22, 2016 01:36

What has four paws and eight iPhone 7s? China’s most tech-savvy dog. 

A pup named Coco was one of the lucky few to get hold of an iPhone 7 last week, thanks to her billionaire owner. In fact, she got a whole tower of them.

Wang Sicong — whose father is Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man — uploaded a photo of Coco posing with a stack of iPhone 7s to the Chinese social media site Weibo on Friday, CNN reports.

“I don’t understand all the show-off posts on (social media),” Wang’s post read, according to CNN. “What’s the point? Don’t make me do it?”

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Businessman Wang Sicong is the son of real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin, who is China's richest man. 

Estimates vary, but The Telegraph reported earlier this month that the iPhone 7 costs £606.46 in China, or about $787.33. That means Coco’s personal haul would have cost about $6,298.64, assuming Wang paid full retail price for all eight phones.

That may seem like a lot, but it’s just a fraction of what the 28-year-old has spent on his four-legged friend overall.

Wang stirred up controversy last spring when he purchased two gold Apple watches — worth around $15,000 each — also for his dog.

Last year, the state-run Xinhua News Agency criticized Wang’s behavior and urged the public not to copy the “arrogant and coarse celebrity.”

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