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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun reportedly sniped using an iPhone, faces criticism from other users

Xiaomi has seen plenty of growth under Lei Jun's leadership. (Source: Bloomberg)
Xiaomi has seen plenty of growth under Lei Jun's leadership. (Source: Bloomberg)
Going by reports floating around, CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, has been caught using an iPhone on social media. The fact that this is news in the first place is a tad amusing, but it does play right into the joke of Xiaomi aping everything Apple does.
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Want some pointless drama? Here's some pointless drama for you. According to reports surfacing on the Internet yesterday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was caught using an iPhone. We're honestly not even sure why that's news at this point.

According to the report by Gizmochina, a post made by the executive on Chinese social media platform Weibo carried the "iPhone" tag, much like how Twitter adds the "Twitter for iPhone" tag to tweets sent from an iPhone. Chaos ensued, with other Weibo users calling out the executive on his oversight. The post has since been deleted.

Of course, we're not sure why an executive using a phone from a different brand is an issue in the first place. A myriad of reasons exists for such a choice, most important of all being the fact that using a competitor's device has never been illegal. Lei Jun himself has, in the past, supposedly said that Xiaomi staff are allowed to use whatever gadgets they want, regardless of branding.

Do note that there's a chance the original tweet could even be fabricated and this whole thing a hoax—though that seems rather unlikely.

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Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1988 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2020-05-14 (Update: 2020-05-14)