When a British man named Mark Mitchell bought a new iPhone in August, he discovered photos of one of the factory workers who had made it, a young Chinese woman in Shenzhen province. Sporting a pink and white striped uniform, flashing peace signs and grinning broadly at her workstation, the worker made for a perfect Apple ad. Mitchell promptly posted the pics online and soon the whole world was speculating on the mystery girl, her working conditions and whether the entire thing was a hoax. Foxconn, the assembly contractor, called the incident "a beautiful mistake," and proving that not everyone actually wants 15 minutes of fame noted that the young woman was rattled by the global attention. "She's really scared by the media," a company spokesman said of the worker, whose name was never made public. "We let her off work today so she could rest."
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