An international phenomenon that started in China has finally made it back, almost instantaneously across many Chinese media outlets yesterday. The story is that a netizen from the UK who goes by markm49uk found a picture of a factory worker from Foxcon in Guangdong on his brand-spanking-new-straight-out-of-the-box iPhone. The photo is probably the result of someone testing the phone or just mucking around with them in the factory but because the worker is a sweet looking young girl, she has become somewhat of a sensation.
The story was practically simultaneously picked up by Shanghai Daily, CCTV and CRI along with a host of other Chinese sites.
Within the week since the discovery of the photos even a website iphonegirl.net has appeared tracking the mention of the girl in the international press. Foxcon acknowledges that she works for them but she has yet to be identified, although we suspect she is currently negotiating her movie deal and finalizing the details to Factory Worker Barbie with Mattel.