Huawei supplier will fine workers who buy an Apple iPhone

Huawei supplier will fine workers who buy an Apple iPhone
The U.S. and China are hardly the best of friends right now. Besides a trade war that has seen both sides impose tariffs on imports from each country, the latest news involving Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou also has raised tensions between the countries. A U.S. investigation has found that the executive was part of a plot to use the global banking system to do business with Iran. This violates a sanction that the U.S. has placed on that nation. Meng was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the U.S. As a result of this alleged plot, there is a chance that Huawei could face a U.S. export ban.

Today's South China Morning Post (via Android Authority) reveals that a Chinese outfit named Menpad, a Shenzhen based LCD display maker that is a Huawei supplier, is trying to get back at the U.S. The company will fine any employee that buys an Apple iPhone an amount equal to the market price of the model purchased. And as an incentive to get company workers to buy a Chinese made phone, Menpad will pay 15% of the cost of a Huawei or ZTE handset purchased by one of its employees (ZTE earlier this year suffered through a U.S. export ban, which prevented the company from making its phones).

Additionally, Menpad employees will earn double their normal commissions on sales to the U.S. and the company will also double the rebate to distributors if they obtain a purchase order from the states. These incentives will be in effect for three years, ending December 7th 2021.


The U.S. government considers both Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats and has been telling allies not to use networking equipment and phones made by Huawei. Meanwhile, Huawei is the the top global provider of networking equipment and is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

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53 Comments

1. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

Bravo, Iphone and all the US products should be banned all around the world, step by step to destroy the US economy

3. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

What? Lmao, stop watching anime, it’s not good for your mental health. Lmao, I’m sorry android fans, but don’t tell me this isn’t embarrassing and hilarious at the same time

5. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

all the Iphone fans are stupid , I am not interested to talk to them haha

9. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

I will never use Iphone as far as I believe Iphone is made for people with the IQ less than 60 haha, I use Android because I know I have a powerful pocket computer in my pocket that helps me whenever I need it

11. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- You can't even form a proper sentence, use punctuations when needed, and work on your grammar. 2- Even hardcore Android fans(definitely not fanboys) can still admit that iPhones are more powerful than Android phones. And yet, here you are talking about people with low IQ. Ironic, isn't it?

12. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

putting the most powerful CPU and GPU in a feature phone does not change many things, in my opinion Iphone is more like a powerful feature phone! IOS is the worst ever made operation system , look at Galaxy note series they don't have A chipset but far better than Iphone in productivity

16. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Name me one feature phone that has these things: 1- Top 3 camera 2- Top 3 screen 3- Top 3 stereo speakers 4- Best processor in the market 5- Iconic design that good every other manufacturer trying to imitate it. Please, tell me which feature phone has all this, and I'll be happily ready to ditch my Mate 20 Pro for it.

17. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

No one copying Apple those are hallucinations of Apple fans, Apple copied many features from others when I was able to use Bluetooth, filming, taking pics with auto focus, using front facing camera, having access to expandable memory , installing games and apps on my phone, having real multi tasking, having GPS with offline navigation! with my Nokia N95 Iphone was not able to do even one of them!

18. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Bla bla bla I don't care for all what you said, I am still waiting for you to name me one feature phone that has the things that I just listed.

19. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

when your feature phone is the most expensive phone ever , that is evident you should provide good camera, good screen etc. in the past Sonyericsson did the same thing like puting great cameras great speakers and screens on its feature phones to compete Nokia to justify premium price tags of its products

20. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's what I thought, there are no feature phone that has the list of things I mentioned above ;)

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He sounds like a random troll.

22. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Doesn’t seem to be helping you with English.

48. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

Uhh, I have masters degree in engineering and I have an iPhone XS Max. I beg to differ, bud lol.

6. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He's just as embarrassing for us Android fans as you're for Apple fans. Fanboys on both sides of the isle are a disease to the tech community. Brings nothing of benefit and are always fighting over the stupidest stuff.

8. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m not embarrassing for iOS users in the least, I am not an ignorant troll making delirious comments like the guy above or even Techie who represents the peak of ridiculousness and psychopathy that an apple hater could reach, I have explained many times why I chose iOS and which phones and OS’s I have used in the past, you can’t compare me with this thing above whose IQ must be like 70

10. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm have nothing against you for being an Apple fan, I do understand why people like their products and why they choose to invest in their ecosystem. What's annoying about you, is that you go after everyone who dares to criticize Apple, and sometimes you take it to an extreme level of personal attacks. I'm no angel in here, I was as annoying as every fanboy on this website when I first started commenting here, but you grow and learn that it's a piece of gadget that I'm going after people for, and what I need in a smartphone might not be a big deal to another, and vise versa. You might be a genuinely great guy in person, and I'm sorry if my criticism is a bit harsh, but your character on this website is a bit annoying. Trust me, to get your point of view more respected on this website, you have to be more respectful towards those who doesn't share the same views as you do. Best regards.

27. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I agree with you, but how can we iOS users get to that level of civil manners when trolls like the one above (which is just a mere example) come everyday insulting and making jokes about us? I’m tired of dealing with android trolls even long time before I was an iOS user, there’s no way to deal with these people but in their own language, I try at least to do my part by not even posting or not even reading android articles, I can respect other people’s choices but I can’t tolerate people calling me sheep, retard and more just because I choose iOS over android, I have my reasons and they don’t have to be with the stupid status symbol that most trolls believe is the only reason to choose an iOS device, there are reasons why iOS devices are more expensive and I know that Apple has crossed the line this year with the prices of the iPhones and iPads but if there is people who is willing to pay for it, why is that a reason to attack them? Do you understand now why I assume this behavior? I could be civil and talk about tech because I love it, but it is really impossible to do it under these conditions

29. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You can just ignore the trolls when they start to call you names (and they almost every time get there, because that’s how they understand an intelligent debate: when they have no argument, there’s always ad hominem). It shouldn’t bother you that stupid people call you fanboy, sheep or whatever (for them there’s that virtual donkey that cums on their faces every time they do it), you should be bother when (and/or if) you realize that you’re acting like one. Until then, you can have a lot of fun with this dumb asses :). Cheers!

38. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

“Until then, you can have a lot of fun with this dumb asses :)” that’s exactly what I do. Btw aren’t you surprised that his first post is getting lots of likes? Talking about real psychos on this site

40. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

On this site there are some Android Talibans that are filled with such a level of illogical hate towards Apple that they are capable of liking even the dumbest things, written by the dumbest minds. Why do you think people that have never used and don't want to (can't afford to) use an Apple product are coming on Apple related topics? It's always funny to see some dudes turning even the great features into negative ones (did you know that it's actually a bad thing to be able to film unlimited 4k videos, because you run out of storage fast - like after 19h @60 fps for a 512 GB device - or that you shouldn't upgrade, because 10 dudes or 0.000000(0)1% users reported problems with a tiny feature - which almost constantly gets fixed in the next fast update?) No, I'm not surprised; I don't understand why they do it, but I'm not surprised at all.

44. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

In my opinion the reason behind all this hate towards apple is actually the social class discrimination that exists in some countries, it’s well known that some people see apple devices as a symbol of status (not my case), and I think that makes them an object of irrational hatred and of course to the owners even more

47. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe, although in my country everyone can afford an iPhone (even the kids from their allowance). Maybe people that feel themselves inferior (without actually being, because all of us are equal in our rights) want to delimit themselves from "the rich pricks". I don't know and they are to limited to find out and tell me... :)

53. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

You may be right to a certain extent but that's not the reason I dislike iPhone's. Having an iPhone is like having a car without cup holders. Are they necessary? No, but they're nice to have. Apple's attitude is "they're not necessary but if you want them we can sell you our proprietary cup holder accessory for an additional $80. But they also require our $40 Liquid Adapter to fit your console." They nickel and dime you to death for the most basic things whilst ensuring few of their accessories are compatible within their own ecosystem/prison. They hype the most basic and in some cases mediocre features on their phones as something to marvel at. For example the screen of the XR. Worst of all, they've fallen way behind the curve in innovation and are too arrogant (and greedy) to correct what could become a crippling trend. No doubt they make nice phones but they aren't good value for what they offer. That's my objective assessment and why I'll probably never buy an iPhone.

41. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Tbh I am not surprised, as this website is manifested with Android trolls who despises Apple. As proven here, all you need to get lots of likes is mention Apple and say the stupidest stuff next to it.

45. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You’re right, but what it surprises me a lot is his hate towards the US, he has very xenophobic ideas behind all the hate towards apple, I think that’s dangerous if you project the number of people who actually think like him, he might be inoffensive but who knows which other crazy guy(s) with much more resources could think just like him

46. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh trust me, he's still much more tolerable than hundreds of thousands of others you can find on the web. I for one, despises the US government, this one, and previous ones. But do I wish harm on the American people? Helll naw! I lived there for a year, been there on another 2 occasions, and will definitely go there a lot more in the coming years. He is mostly brainwashed by what he watches on TV, most of those who wishes harm on Americans are brainwashed on which media outlet they decide to watch, kind of like how many Americans are informed about the rest of the world based on which channel they watch.

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not embarrassing since there are really really stupid people using both platforms and I don't identify with an entire group, my self-image isn't depending on groups. But it is some hilarious s**t to read

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You have 8 posts, that are basically all the same. It's cear why you're here.

24. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes man..... US = Terrorist country.

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