Huawei rings in the new year with celebration message tweeted from an iPhone

Huawei rings in the new year with celebration message tweeted from an iPhone
Huawei had a rollercoaster of a year, arguably starting 2018 off on the wrong foot when the US government essentially prohibited the AT&T and Verizon launch of the otherwise impressive (and popular) Mate 10 Pro.

Despite escalating tension with President Trump and reports of looming European trouble as well, the Chinese smartphone maker somehow managed to surpass Apple in global shipments, crossing sales of 200 million units with time to spare this past year.

Looking ahead, the company (realistically) expects to snatch the worldwide crown from Samsung... even though its employees seem to have trouble parting ways with their precious iPhones.

Believe it or not, the old “Twitter for iPhone” tag has surfaced again in the unlikeliest of places. Specifically, in an otherwise harmless and generic end-of-year tweet posted by Huawei Technologies on December 31.

First noticed by popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee (who else?), the celebratory message was deleted and replaced with an exact copy published from a different device. Interestingly, Huawei tried to make lemonade out of lemons by replying to @MKBHD with a message of peace and harmony, highlighting the company likes to invest in and build “open platforms to work with customers, partners and even competitors globally.”


That’s all well and good, but you can’t really own up to a mistake that way and then attempt to trick the collective memory with the aforementioned switcheroo play. Either you embrace your competition or... encourage an Apple boycott meant to settle a score with US authorities.

All in all, it sounds like someone might get fired, although these goofs seem to happen so often lately that social media managers should think of adding them to their standard contracts under unpunishable offenses. 

Samsung has dropped the ball multiple times recently, Apple kind of, sort of did the same a couple of weeks back, while Wonder Woman herself once tweeted a Huawei endorsement from an iPhone.

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14 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

They should fire that whole marketing then.

2. LEEDAQ

Posts: 173; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

Damm... alot of staff members will be slaughtered

7. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Except the majority of the high pay management staff use Iphones. China is all about iphones and are more pro American brands than Americans themselves. Dont let the US propaganda engine fool you into thinking chinese get punished for using an iphone. On the contrary Chinese may get looked down on by other Chinese for using a Chinese brand.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Maybe they just wanted to make sure that the tweet went through?

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Bring your marketing team inhouse for crying out loud.

5. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

c'mon, huawei is actually the biggest fan of apple, you can see that from the design of their phones to their UI

6. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Really who cares anymore. Now if a president of one these companies did this that might be a story. And even if they did who cares you should know what the hell your competitors are doing.

10. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

But but but Huawei just stated that whoever uses an iphone will severely punish.

8. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Let's face it, iOS just appeals more to the average user. I doubt the people that actually work for their marketing team use Huawei lol. iMessage rules the communication stream. I can see the hardcore engineering nerd probably using their flagship.

11. Georgio

Posts: 220; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I bet that engineer it’s using an iPhone XS or a Google pixel , or maybe both. But not a hua... hwaszbks... I think I broke my tongue

9. Ichimoku

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

Start this New Year with a BANG! Go Huawei!

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1097; Member since: May 17, 2017

These companies need to get a handle on this...but at least it’s funny!

13. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But why does it say, "Via Twitter for iphone" and not "via Twitter from iphone" I wonder if this is not somehow fake.

14. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It's not fake, that's how it's always written. They also deleted it and posted again from Android phone.

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