Tech companies typically tweet a lot, and it’s not uncommon to see some tweet from iPhones — even if they shouldn’t.
The Chinese phone manufacturer’s New Years tweet was posted using an iPhone. Tech YouTuber MKBHD (Marques Brownlee) spotted the gaffe and posted a screencap of Huawei’s tweet with the ‘Twitter for iPhone’ logo circled.
That was fast pic.twitter.com/y6k0FJF7Gq
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) January 1, 2019
The mistake carries some significance considering some of the recent animosity towards Apple. Following the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver late last year, several Chinese companies began boycotting Apple.
Some companies threatened employees with fines, withheld bonuses, confiscation of Apple devices and even termination.
Huawei invests in and builds open platforms to work with customers, partners and even competitors globally to “Bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.” ?
— Huawei Technologies (@Huawei) January 1, 2019
Huawei has since removed the tweet and posted it again using a different Twitter client.
Further, the company replied to MKBHD on Twitter, saying it “invests in and builds open platforms to work with customers, partners and even competitors globally.”