China’s Huawei Punishes Employees for iPhone Tweet Blunder

07 January, 2019, 04:13 | Author: Bennie Parsons
  • Huawei demotes employees for accidentally promoting the iPhone on New Year's Day

So in order to post the tweet on time at midnight, they resorted to using an iPhone with a roaming SIM card in it.

Huawei has now caught up with Apple in the ranking of the largest smartphone manufacturer. Huawei said in its memo that "the incident exposed flaws in our processes and management", and that it will be looking to address that soon. This mistake was first spotted by the popular YouTuber MKBHD. The Mirror pointed out that she was using an iPhone during an interview. Nikkei Asian Review reported on December 24 that dozens of Chinese companies are subsidizing their employees' purchases of Huawei smartphones, up to 20 percent of the cost of the phone in some cases. The formulation shows that the Tweet was not sent from a Huawei Smartphone with the Android operating system, but from a phone of its competitor Apple.

One unnamed employee and Huawei's director of digital marketing were demoted and had their monthly salary slashed by 5,000 yuan (USD 730), according to the memo widely shared on China's Twitter-like platform Weibo and seen by AFP.


That wasn't even Samsung's biggest issue as of late, with tweeting from an iPhone. And this time around, Huawei did not turn a blind eye to the whole thing. This includes another instance for Huawei with Wonder Woman herself, Gal Galdot.

The Problem had originated from Reuters, because Tweets are usually sent via a Desktop PC, Twitter of censorship reasons in China but is not accessible. The tweet, posted on New Year's Day, wished followers a "Happy #2019" while displaying "via Twitter for iPhone".

Well it's the optics of it all. This Sputnik writer knows which they would take (it's not the Apple). The account was later brought back by Samsung but all the tweets made from a different phone were deleted. The tweet was marked "via Twitter for iPhone". Though it would be surprising to see this happen over at Huawei again, given the pretty steep punishment that it is handing out right now, especially for those in China.

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