When Apple launched its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR earlier this month, a lot of people were impressed. But then, a lot of people were also not so impressed, given that Apple only just introduced certain features. And while the iOS vs Android war will likely continue on forever, some strong shots have been fired by a key Android proponent – Huawei.
The Chinese company posted a series of tweets right after the Apple keynote, taking potshots at what it sees as Apple’s lack of innovation and slow adoption of technologies. Now, Huawei has gone a step further and trolled Apple by handing out free power banks to buyers queued up outside an Apple store in Singapore to buy the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. A lot of these buyers were queuing overnight, and Huawei staff approached them at 11:00PM to hand over the free power banks.
The power banks came with a cheeky message from Huawei, saying “Here’s a power bank. You’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei.” The move was reported by Singapore-based Tech360.tv, which posted images of the activity at the Orchard Road Apple store.
While Apple’s iPhone range has typically been considered among the best in the world, the devices have often come under criticism for poor battery life. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max aren’t radically different from last year’s iPhone X, and it’s this lack of significant change that has seen Apple get trolled by Android smartphone makers around the world, including Huawei. The company is expected to launch its latest phones in October, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, with the Chinese smartphone giant constantly pointing out factors that make its phones superior (at least on paper).