Friday, 19 February 2010

Friday Photo Flashback!

iPhone Girl is back!!!

Okay, okay, so this is NOT exactly a photo flashback from a long time ago, but IS a flashback of sorts!

About 18 months ago my husband purchased an iPhone for his job and when he activated it, this (along with a few others) is what he found. Obviously being uninterested in all things technological, I didn't think anything of it!




He posted it on a Mac website that he uses asking if anyone else had found photos on their phones and the response was unbelievable. It seemed to cause some sort of furore in the mac/apple world. People wanted to know who she was, where she lived and some people questioned her age (that she seemed to young to be working) and we were seriously worried that something we had done innocently (posting the photos) would result in her losing her job at the factory. What was funny was that some articles thought that it was huge marketing stunt and somehow we were in collusion with Apple!!! Mark was even interviewed by a couple of newspapers about his 'find' and if you type iPhone girl in google there are now hundreds of articles on it!!! She actually was found but her name has never publicly been disclosed, well not as far as I know.

So for me it is a flashback as I thought the iPhone girl 'thing' had been long forgotten but apparently not. Mark has been contacted as an American newspaper are doing an article and would like to use the photos but he owns the copyright.

I also wondered if anyone out there in the blogging world had ever heard of iPhone girl?

For more Friday Photo Flashbacks visit More Than Words.

38 comments:

  1. OH wow! What a story! I had never heard of the iPhone girl! I'm definitely googling it, though.

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  2. Oh man! No, I've never heard of her or this story! That is very interesting though! I wonder who she is????

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  3. found you on friday follow, new to your blog. Funny story!

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  4. Wow . . . that's quite the story!! Happy Friday Follow!

    www.myrealreview.blogspot.com

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  5. Following from the Friday Follow! Hope to see you at http://luvsjurn3.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-follow_19.html soon!

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  6. Following from Follow Friday, looking forward to your posts:)

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  7. Happy friday follow hope you are having a great time today wondering through blogs. stop by my blog sometime and leave a little bit of luv :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, I hadn't heard of this but how interesting! I'll have to do a google search on the iphone girl. How funny!

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  9. Good morning!

    New follower from Friday Follows!

    That's a funnys story! Guess I need to Google iPhone girl now! LOL!

    Have a great weekend!

    ~ Jennifer
    http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

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  10. Quite an interesting story. I'm a Friday follower. Happy weekend. =)

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  11. I've never heard of her but what a story!! Crazy!!
    Following you from Friday Follow!

    www.capitolheightsmom.blogspot.com

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  12. What an amazing story! She looks real happy working there...
    Thanks for sharing :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  13. What a story!

    Stopping by from Friday Follow to say Hi!

    Hannah @ HappilySouthern
    www.happilysouthernreviews.blogspot.com

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  14. I don't own an iphone so I don't know hehehe.

    Fourteen Years Ago

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  15. Hi There! I am participating in my first Friday Follow. I have a brand new blog-I hope you can visit! I now follow! Thanks!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.blogspot.com/

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  16. Happy Friday!! I am a new follower!!

    Sarah

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com

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  17. I think she is fabulous. So funny. Hubs said she was fired. Why is the world so serious? Here from FF. Happy to find you. Come by for a visit. We blog/vlog. Sometimes we are serious, often we are funny…hope it’s your cup of tea. Have a great day. Holly:)

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  18. Stopping in from Friday Follow. I got my iPhone used from a friend who was moving overseas so it was wiped clean. I wonder if she had the pics on her phone when she bought it. I'll have to ask my hubby too.

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  19. Happy friday! Following from friday follow....thats a funny story. I wonder how that happened! LOL

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  20. wow that is pretty funny!!! lol I'd love to know who she is too. Something like that would be an ingenious marketing stunt by google or iphone or apple. She would be on every billboard in NYC! following you from the friday follow!

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  21. Glad I found you! I'm now following from Friday Follow. Hope you'll stop by soon....
    Susan
    www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

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  22. never heard of it, but that's crazy! Happy Follow Friday from a new follower!

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  23. That is an hysterical story! I've never heard of her. How crazy. I'm your newest friend from Friday Follow. Love for you to check out my blog sometime. Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned!

    http://savingsandstewardship.blogspot.com

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  24. Happy Friday FOllow! I am now following you :)

    Melissa @ Life On Sunshine Street

    http://lifeonsunshinestreet.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-follow-yummy-sandwiches.html

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  25. Interesting story!

    I'm following you from Friday Follow!
    Heather
    http://www.ratherbechangingdiapers.com/

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  26. Hey just stopping by to say Hi from Friday Follow!

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  27. What an incredible story! Thanks for sharing. I found you through FF and am now your newest follower.

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  28. New follower from Friday Follow!

    -Sarah
    www.minnesotamamasmusthaves.com

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  29. What a funny story! Stopping in from Friday Follow and am following now:)

    Shea

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  30. Stopping by to say hello with Friday Follow. Have a fantastic weekend. What a fun story. Hope she wasn't found to be underage and that maybe someday one of the news outlets decides to let you all meet. I think that would be a really neat story.

    Felissa

    Please stop by my new blog and say hello www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com

    www.felissahadas.blogspot.com

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  31. from FF! have a happy weekend! Feel free to visit me here:
    Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next

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  32. Hello,

    Happy Friday Follow. I am glad I found your blog. Visiting from Moms Own Words. Please stop by soon!

    Kristi

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  33. Happy Friday Follow - I'm fairly new at this, so I'm following you. Have a rockin' weekend! Nice to meet you. Stop by soon!

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  34. I dropped by from Friday Follow… Nice to meet you… I’m your newest follower!

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  35. That is hysterical! Found you through FF and will be coming back to see if you make it in the news again!

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  36. I am a new follower, and it was great checking out your blog today.

    Happy Friday Follow!

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