BEIJING – The programmer from China had spent the staggering amount – his two years annual salary and 17 years the average worker’s salary – on the brand new smartphones so that he could arrange them into heart shape.
He was hoping his girlfriend would be over the moon at the gesture – who wouldn’t be?
The unnamed gent’s proposal was even laid out bare on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, where a crowd of friends and colleagues watched as it all unfolded.
As the 99 iPhones were laid out carefully on the floor with bunches of flowers, the gent got down on one knee to pop the question.
Those hoping for a celebration were left flattened when his girlfriend shunned his expensive gestures and said no.