Thursday, 28 August 2008

iPhone Girl - a new nameless Chinese celebrity!

iPhone girl is a new Chinese celebrity, but as with Second Brother on the Right, no-one knows iPhone girl's actual name.

iPhone girl has hit the headlines after a user named markm49uk posted photos of her to the MacRumors forum. After buying an iPhone and activating iTunes markm49uk found that the 'home screen (the screen you can personalise with a photo) already had a photo set against it' showing images of the iPhone girl in the Chinese iPhone factory.

iPhone girl image 1

iPhone girl image 2

iPhone girl image 3

Since this post the iPhone girl story has been picked up by mainstream news and China.Org.Cn have traced iPhone girl to the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, South China near the border with Hong Kong.

The domain name was even set up to keep track of the story (and make some money from Affiliate advertising at the same time.........)

The iPhone girl story is yet another example of how through the internet a small event (an iPhone purchase in Hull) can turn into a global news story.

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