Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun reportedly sniped using an iPhone, faces criticism from other users
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.
#Xiaomi— Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) May 12, 2020
Today I read on the news that Lei Jun was caught on the fact that he used the #iPhone to send a post to Weibo. Looking at the screenshot, I can conclude that this is more like a #fake. Where is the icon meaning "Personal Verification" ????
This story is funny ???? pic.twitter.com/LXuDp41bON