Friday, August 29, 2008

Mystery "iPhone Girl": Kim Chu, kaw ba yan!?!

The moment I opened my browser, what immediately captured my attention was about this photo of an Asian factory worker from an Apple contractor that was included in a new released iPhone 3G phone.

I even saw a picture of this cute, smiling girl and thought she was Kim Chu, the local artist starring as "Jasmine" in "My Girl".

Anyways, here's a photo of the "iPhone Girl" and the details of the news which I got from Yahoo.

"Mystery 'iPhone Girl' generates Internet intrigue"

By MIN LEE, Associated Press Writer Wed Aug 27, 10:27 AM ET
HONG KONG - Who is the "iPhone Girl"?

Pictures of an Asian factory worker found on a new iPhone sold to a British customer have generated keen discussion on the Internet about her identity — and her fate.

The three pictures, posted on the Apple discussion Web site, show a young Asian woman working on what appears to be an assembly line for iPhones.

Dressed in a pink striped outfit and hat and wearing white gloves with yellow fingertips, the young woman now known on the Web as the "iPhone Girl" is shown smiling and making victory signs as she poses next to an iPhone.

The user who posted the photos last week, identified as only "markm49uk" from Kingston-upon-Hull, England, said in a posting that one of the pictures showed up on a new 3G iPhone when the iTunes program was launched.

News reports say the woman may work at a factory run by an Apple contractor, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, in the southern Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen.

Calls to Foxconn spokesman Edmund Ding went unanswered Wednesday. Ding also didn't immediately respond to an e-mail from The Associated Press seeking comment.

But the South China Morning Post on Wednesday quoted another Foxconn spokesman, Liu Kun, as confirming that the young woman in the pictures works for Foxconn.

Liu said workers testing the device took the pictures and may have forgotten to delete them, the Post reported.

Dubbing the mystery worker "China's prettiest factory girl," China's Southern Metropolitan Daily on Tuesday quoted an unidentified Foxconn official as saying the woman was not fired.

Apple publicist Jill Tan said the company had no comment.

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