Monday, September 1, 2008

Anything on your new iPhone?

In a story that seems ripe to be translated into a modern-day movie: a Chinese woman has gone from factory worker to national celebrity after her photo was accidentally loaded onto an Apple iPhone -- and into the hands on an unsuspecting new owner.According to company spokesperson Liu Kun, the woman was snapped by her coworker, an iPhone quality tester in manufacturer Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen. She smiled and made a peace sign for the camera, and her colleague apparently forgot to delete the photo from the phone.

It was sold in Britain shortly thereafter, and the owner immediately posted the images on the Web. According to Liu, the woman was "unsettled" by the sudden fame, after her photo graced Web sites and newspapers around the world. Fortunately, her bosses have assured her that her job was safe, and that the company wouldn't release her personal information to the public."Even passers-by recognize her face and can't help noticing her," Liu said. "She is quite nervous right now because she never experienced this much attention."

It's not the first time such a thing has happened, but Kun insists that his company is working with Apple to prevent such accidents in the future."Small mistakes are unavoidable," he said. "I would call this
A beautiful mistake."
Looks like our little movie has a title, folks.

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