Huawei Demotes Employees Responsible for Tweeting from an iPhone

It's all about Apple as it blames China

The mistake occurred when outsourced social media handler Sapient experienced "VPN problems" with a desktop computer so chose to use an iPhone with a roaming SIM card in order to send the message on time at midnight.

iPhones are made by Apple, one of Huawei's biggest competitors in the smartphone market.

It is obvious that such blunders are accompanied by some bad press that Huawei does not need now.

Several celebrities who have been hired by companies to endorse new phones have also been caught tweeting from an iPhone. The Mirror pointed out that she was using an iPhone during an interview. According to the news outlet, many companies are offering discounts on Huawei phones to encourage employees to buy Huawei phones. The ambassador, Ksenia Sobchak, had an agreement with the company to promote Samsung devices but reports revealed that she was using an iPhone X.

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of nationalistic tabloid Global Times, was mocked online a year ago after he used his iPhone when expressing support for Huawei and domestic peer ZTE Corp.

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Reuters says the two people responsible for the tweet have had their salaries reduced 5,000 yuan (~$730) per month over the error, as it showed procedural incompliance and management oversight. This was more than a one-time thing - which it was for Huawei, it sounds like.

It is not the first time use of the Apple product has given cause for embarrassment. This includes another instance for Huawei with Wonder Woman herself, Gal Galdot. If you are wondering what can be wrong with a simple tweet that reads "Happy #2019", we should tell you that it was tweeted from an iPhone.

Huawei has something of a reputation for discipline and strict working conditions. However, the tweet went viral on the microblogging platform for the wrong reason.

Well it's the optics of it all. In fact, even if you aren't tweeting on their behalf and are not using their phone, it still looks quite bad. This Sputnik writer knows which they would take (it's not the Apple). That's why the employee accessed Twitter via an iPhone with a foreign SIM with roaming on - and now has to pay for it by being demoted to a lower position, just like his supervisor. 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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