iPhone test photos taken in iPhone factory?!

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  1. Photo Monkey macrumors member

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    My mother got a new iPhone 3G this morning. Brought it home, took off all the sealed packaging, registered and then just while trying to set a new wallpaper, found these three photos on the camera roll.

    Number 2 is probably the most interesting, as you can see writing on some iPhones, covered in plastic. Number 3 must be a Chinese factory worker's hand!
     

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  3. sananda macrumors 68020

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    interesting!

    i doubt chinaman is an entirely non-offensive term though.
     
  4. ghettochild macrumors regular

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    Haha, that's what I thought when I read it but I had to laugh nonetheless.
     
  5. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    "Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature"
     
  6. Photo Monkey thread starter macrumors member

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    Entirely debatable, depending on your source. My brother was in China in January and heard it used by local English-speaking Chinese a few times.

    If anything, I guess I'm being sexist, by suggesting that only men work in factories.

    Number 3 is now, due to PC, a photograph of what could possibly be a part of somebody who works in a factory in China.
     
  7. gentlegiantcrai macrumors regular

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    I would like to know what Apple would say to this if you bought it into a apple genius and say I think someone touched my phone. I feel violated. ..... cause someone is playing with the phones....

    I thought the Trash can was universally known as "trash", am I wrong?
     
  8. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's pretty funny; boy, they sure don't look special when you see a bunch of them all laid out like a cookie sheet!
     
  9. donlab macrumors 6502

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    Walter, this isn't a guy who built the railroads here. This is a guy... ;)
     
  10. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    So does this mean that is has been used before? Like a test-iPhone?
     
  11. Photo Monkey thread starter macrumors member

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    I would assume that they actually test the phones before packaging them?
     
  12. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    awesome pics! too bad we didnt have these 2 months ago :D
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    A sheet of iPhones like that could really tie the room together.
     
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    same exact thing happened to me

    the same thing happened to me I had a picture of what looked like the iPhone opened in a large room/factory. Another thing I found odd was that the language was set to Chinese out of the box. I took it to the apple store and they exchanged it, they found it really wierd and made a note of it. :)
     
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    That's crazy - don't see many pictures from the inside of the factory!
     
  17. oneschance macrumors member

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    where did they ever say chinaman? i see that it was originally "Chinese factory workers hand"
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    They probably check one out of every X units, to see how the factory line is doing.

    My favorite thing is when people talk about those reports of parts cost, and they say that labor must be added in.

    At the going China electronics factory rate of $4 an hour, labor is virtually nothing. Even if each worker snapped together just eight phones an hour, that's only 50 cents per device.
     
  19. Photo Monkey thread starter macrumors member

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    I changed it, you'll see a note of edit changed due to 'Political correctness'. Apparently it's not acceptable to use that term outside of China.
     
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    And his/her last?...:p
     
  22. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Hah, like they're going to figure out who it was. And that's even assuming the person is still there. Who knows what the turnover at these places is like?
     
  23. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Thats my iPhone!!! Was wondering where it had disappeared to! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Try clicking on the #2 pic and blown-up you can see Chinese numbers and letters; I bet they can track down the person via those numbers and letters, (probably Inspector #14, like my Levi Jeans!)...LOL:p
     

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