Huawei tried to copy Apple Watch heart rate sensor by asking Apple supplier to share secrets

“In a new report from The Information, the site details a few purported anecdotes of Huawei trying to steal Apple trade secrets,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “The tactics involved Huawei engineers appealing to Apple’s manufacturers and suppliers with promises of big orders, but instead using the opportunity to pry on processes specific to Apple’s component production.”

“In one example, Huawei engineers working on a smartwatch met with a supplier last fall. According to the report, the engineers tried to eke out specs about the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor by making promises of big orders,” Mayo reports. “In another case, a Huawei engineer sent a photograph of a material to the Apple supplier asking them to ‘feel free to suggest a design you already have experience with.’ The supplier reportedly refused to cooperate.”

Mayo reports, “The Information says there is also suspicion that Huawei copied the 2016 MacBook Pro’s thinner hinge design.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Shocking.

I don’t want to surmise too much here, but Apple technology may have been picked off by China and now China is becoming very competitive with Apple.National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, January 4, 2019

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41 Comments

      1. Except the “supplier” showed due respect and didn’t sell out Apple or show disregard for Tim Cook’s management. Severe logic fail.
        ‘only a matter of time’? Hardly, industrial sabotage and IP theft is as old as the hills.
        Pay attention.

    1. Trondud, you are back to being a true Trondud. You are a hypocrite when 99.9% of the tech, clothes and things in your own home and work come from CHINA! Maybe your wife’s GINA is not Chinese but much of what she owns is GINESE too.

      So, with full respect, Effew, scum bag white person.

  1. Why is China not being kicked out of the WTO? The idea was they were supposed to get BETTER about human rights and IP violations etc but they just keep getting worse.

    How much more of this bad behavior is the world going to tolerate. They have not and continue to make clear they will not play by the rules, so It’s time for them to go. Boot China from the WTO

    1. Rules?
      Im just being the devils advocate here… and do not in any shape or form condone such behaivior..
      But just for perspective’s sake :
      Steve Jobs: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas” This is an oldie but still fascinating to watch if you haven’t seen it. Steve Jobs spinning off from Picasso’s quote “Good artists copy, great artists steal” he continues, “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

          1. When the Chinese, Korean, or Japanese design a OS, program software ie (not utilities or games) at Apple’s or Microsoft level and sell it to the public, then and only then will they be the equal.

    2. Remember: the world is nowadays tolerating quite a lot from Trump’s distorted America…
      When a world is ruled under a winner/loser concept, things can’t be “fair”.

    1. Absolutely, as Trump mentioned the whole iP stealing is only for US to blame, if we don’t send manufacturing to China. China will never play straight. even baby formula, their kids were sick or even died due to tainted baby formula. Also they are very good with counterfeit products, you could not identify the real and the faked.

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