This image was commissioned by Business Week for a story about iPhones in China. As I waited (and waited) for sketch approval, assuming the story must have been killed, I decided to go ahead and finish the image as a little exercise using a new texture. The next morning, I sent a quick note to the AD to check in and included a screenshot of this finished image. His reply acknowledged that the story had in fact been killed, no comment on the image. Then the following week, he decided they wanted to use this piece and asked for a hi-res version. But unfortunately, they went with a photo in the end rather than this image. Illustration can be a fickle business.