Xiaomi’s CEO Caught Using An iPhone Instead Of His Company’s Phone

Big wigs at companies that make Android phones getting caught using iPhones isn’t a new phenomenon, but it’s still weird to see it happen. The latest person to fall foul of the iPhone pull, is the CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, who posted to Chinese social network Weibo from his iPhone.

Just like Twitter, Weibo shows what was used to publish new messages and sure enough Lei Jun posted using an iPhone.

It’s important to note that there are plenty of legitimate reasons for CEOs of companies to use devices created by the competition. Knowing exactly what a competing device is capable of, as well as its weaknesses, makes good business sense.

But surely, surely it makes even more sense to have your own phone hanging around for posting to social media, right? You’d think so wouldn’t you?

It’s common knowledge that Xiaomi already closely follows Apple and its products. The company has often been accused of borrowing heavily from the design language of Apple hardware and software.

CEOs aren’t the only ones that can’t avoid the pull of the iPhone. Celebrities are often paid handsomely to promote Android phones with some managing to promote them on social media by posting from, you guessed it, an iPhone.

Who knew that social media could be such a minefield for people who really should know better?

(Source: Toutiao [Google Translate])

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