Imagine if annoying your Android-loving friends wasn’t the worst reaction you received for buying Apple’s latest phone. What if your boss said your shiny new device would harm your promotion chances or could even get you fired. These are the measures which a small number of Chinese employers are threatening to take against workers tempted by the iPhone 7.
It might not be immediately obvious why a mobile phone would arouse such animosity – this isn’t a protest against the lack of a traditional headphone jack socket. In most cases those issuing the anti-iPhone edicts to their staff are claiming they are doing it for patriotic reasons.
This is the case with one firm in Henan province called the Nanyang Yongkang Medicine Company, that issued a notice to its workers telling them not to buy the iPhone 7 or Iphone 7 Plus. “If you break this rule, then just come to the office straight way to hand in your resignation,” the notice read. Read more