Secrets of the mysterious iPhone girl

Photo of girl in factory found on new iPhone

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The iPhone 3G was one of this year's most anticipated products from Apple. With more than a million handsets sold, one in particular shipped with three images of an Asian Foxconn Technology Group worker posing over an iPhone assembly line.

The photos were posted by a British consumer who purchased the iPhone, then posted the photos to Mac Rumors under the username "markm49uk." Since the photos have surfaced, many questions and discussions have taken place as to who she is, and whether she will lose her job.

According to Mac Rumors, a Foxconn representative confirmed that she was an employee of the Shenzhen Factory and addressed the termination concerns expressed by many readers.

He was quoted by the Xiandai Kuaibao newspaper as saying, "She is definitely not fired," and proceeded to say the photos were left on the iPhone by mistake, possibly during testing. The unnamed girl has now been dubbed "China's prettiest factory girl," according to the China Morning Post.

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