Chinese programmer proposes to girlfriend with 99 iPhones, gets to keep them

Chinese programmer proposes to girlfriend with 99 iPhones, gets to keep them
It's Singles' Day alright! The Chinese holiday, which is celebrated each Nov. 11, became the occasion for a young and enamored computer programmer to pop the question to his girlfriend. In the hopes of her bending to his will, he came up with an elaborate setup consisting of ninety nine (99) iPhone 6 units arranged on the ground in the pattern of a heart. Reportedly, their total price amounts to nearly $82,000! Which is also the programmer's full two years' worth of salary, by the way.

Alas, not only is the lovestruck programmer getting, like, totally ripped off compared to Silicon Valley compensation standards, but the girlfriend said "nono" and broke his heart. Looking at the bright side of things, at least those iPhones are his to sell, and $82,000 (about 500,000 CNY) should get him pretty far in terms of post-breakup partying.

And now, dear readers, feel free to cue in those "99 problems" and Siri jokes below!


via Yahoo News

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38 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Maybe she just isn't an Apple fan...

15. sgodsell

Posts: 6855; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think he should have went with 99 red balloons instead. Like that song from a number of years ago.

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I don't agree with using 99 iPhones (or 99 of ANY phone), but I think nuclear war symbolism might be a bit over the top.

21. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

your're not his girlfriend.

25. phljcnth

Posts: 550; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Or maybe she thinks he's...phony.

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Of course Chinese people love their iProducts

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is a how too on how to be a douche

2. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

He got 99 iPhones but a b*tch aint one

17. aksa123

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

He should just propose to Siri. Having 99 (virtual) wives sounds cool right?

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So hit me!

3. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Ouch! That hurts a lot.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

99 iPhones but a bitch he aint got.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Silly. She want $82000 cash, ok! NoNo! is expected.

14. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Exactly, he's unstable, immature and stupid. what kind of proposal is that? flowers + keys for their new home (82k will get them a good apartment) and she might say yes

24. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

He can't get anything in way of any real estate in a big city in China for 82k usd.

6. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Common sense. Nobody wants to marry a sheep!

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol + 1

30. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Rotflmfao That was so funny and true. Epic answer.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Poor rich guy... 99 iPhones but not a single one to love. Maybe a reason that he thought her as an 1 iPhone to make 100 ones.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

He is rich? I make more than him and I am not an engineer. Lol I am poor. Hahaha

8. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

There is nothing about this story that doesn't strike me as sad.

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

He was like "Siri, can you play that cool song?" Siri: "We don't have any 'cool' songs"

12. liftmeup unregistered

Well, he should've think first - then propose. This is kinda normal for iSheeps. Don't think, just get the damn iphone dude yolo

13. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

How do we know those boxes aren't empty? Anyways, I feel bad for him. It must've felt like a knife to the heart when she said no.

16. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

So odd, what did the iPhones contribute to? Would the heart be any different it weren't made of iPhones?

19. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Why not 99 Chinese knock-off phones, iPonys?

20. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

sad, so sad

22. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

that's a damn shame.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you having girl problems I feel bad fa ya son, I got 99 problems, but a 6 ain't one, hit me!

28. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

He earns $41,000 annually? Holy rich guy and that too by working as a computer programmer. #Respect. Feel bad for him though. :(

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