Huawei crashes Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers in battery critique stunt

“Apple isn’t known for its iPhone’s battery capacities — and Huawei wants to help,” Zoey Chong reports for CNET. “The Chinese phone maker took to the streets outside Singapore’s Apple Store to give out power banks to buyers queuing to be one of the first to get Apple’s newest iPhones.”

“The event was carried out at 11 p.m. Singapore time the night before Apple opened its doors, Huawei confirmed to CNET in an email. The reason for the friendly handout was to ‘offer respite from the weather and gruelling wait,’ according to a representative, who added that more than 200 of the company’s 10,000 mAh Huawei Supercharge power banks were distributed,” Chong reports. “On the cover of the power bank’s packaging is a tagline that reads, ‘Here’s a power bank. You’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei.'”

Chong reports, “Huawei users aren’t too happy about the stunt though, with some taking to its Facebook page to criticise the phone maker for gifting the power bank — retailing at S$98 (about $72) — to iPhone users instead of Huawei users.”

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10 Comments

  1. Fun fact: It’s now illegal for employees of the U.S. federal government to purchase and use Huawei and ZTE phones, because they are known to be backdoored and compromised by the Chinese government.

          1. You can look elsewhere for the truth, GoeB. But don’t bother looking internally. Based on your posts over the past few years, you have no connection with the truth whatsoever.

            In fact, you might as well save the time and not bother looking for the truth. You wouldn’t recognize the truth if it came up, slapped you on the bum, and announced itself.

            1. Well, you have been reading my posts for years and yet you create an instant new screen name I have not seen before?

              Two things wrong here. You are are a regular poster changing your name to deceive us and posting falsehoods about my grasp of facts. Absolute statements are reserved for idiots.

              The poster had no facts, only opinions. Obviously you don’t know the difference. Get a grip …

      1. China has been stealing for years and Trump has brought it to the fore and is taken steps to stop it. Those proceeding have either been blind to the reality or have been more interested in get-along/make-no-waves attitude, at our country‘s expense.

        “Bribe?”

        TDS again is affecting rationality.

        1. “China has been stealing for years and Trump has brought it to the fore and is taken steps to stop it”.. It’s time for the US stands up to China. The US lets China steals its intellectual properties for decades and it didn’t do a damn things to stop China. Only the US to blame, seriously.

          1. OK, China and the USA are both involved in the stealing. One, the benefactor. The other, the loser. The USA has been limp wristed for the last 25 years bleeding in numerous ways to China’s benefit.
            Sure, there are some individuals/companies/business sectors that it gained as well but the net result is a USA compromise.

            If you were a one-worlder, I’m sure it matters not to you.

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