Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Huawei Employees Punished After iPhone Tweet Blunder

Huawei Employees Punished After iPhone Tweet Blunder

The mistake occurred when outsourced social media handler Sapient experienced "VPN problems" with a desktop computer so made a decision to use an iPhone with a roaming SIM card in order to send the message on time at midnight. Some firms announced that employees caught using Apple handsets would be punished, while those purchasing Huawei phones would get subsidies.

It is obvious that such blunders are accompanied by some bad press that Huawei does not need now. The blunder was first discovered by YouTuber Marques Brownlee on Twitter, which quickly went viral on social media. Now a new report has surfaced online suggesting that the company has taken stern action against the employee for the mistake. The replies to the reposted tweet filled with users posting their screenshots of the "Twitter from iPhone" version. As the tweet couldn't be sent via a desktop system, someone used an iPhone as a workaround. Huawei demoted the two employees by one rank and reduced their monthly salaries by some 5,000 yuan, which is about $728.27.

That wasn't even Samsung's biggest issue as of late, with tweeting from an iPhone. The idea that people who use an iPhone are now seen as "traitors" in certain circles in China is disturbing.

It is not the first time that use of the Apple product has given cause for embarrassment. This includes another instance for Huawei with Wonder Woman herself, Gal Galdot.

We've been hearing about an alleged boycott of the iPhone in China after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. However, this did not stop Huawei from working with Galdot on future product releases, like the P20 the following year.

Why does all of this matter? . They especially don't tolerate any sort of mistakes internally.

Directly with the customer on Facebook to write pictures on Instagram to spread - social networks are for companies to be tremendously useful. And now that Twitter has brought back the source information onto its mobile apps (not the website, unfortunately), that is likely only going to make it easier for others to find out whether it was tweeted from an Android smartphone or an iPhone.

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