When two Huawei employees were caught using an iPhone earlier this year to send out a "Happy # 2019" greeting on Twitter, they were demoted and had to pay wages. Not a good look to look at trusting your American rival goods, apparently – and since then this feeling has actually escalated in a big way. There are growing conversations in Huaii's homeland in China for a ban on receiving Apple products – or at least a mass display from Apple products for homemade China-made solidarity units with Huawei, which Google dramatically cuts along over the weekend. Heck, even a Chinese diplomat on Tuesday joked on Twitter that Huawei's logo looks as if someone chopped an apple, hinted to small pieces.
Therefore, it is all said a confession from billionaire founder and chief executive of the alleged Huawei to Chinese state television on Tuesday is surprising, at least, proves he is actually a fan of Apple.
"The iPhone has a good ecosystem, and when my family is abroad, I still buy those iPhones," Huawei's Ren Zhengfei said. "So one can't believe the love of Huawei should mean loving Huawei phones."
To his point about family members who bought iPhones, we actually had a hint that was actually the case when Huawei's CFO – also Zhengfei daughter – was found to carry a number of Apple devices after she was arrested in Canada at the end of last year. South China Morning Post bore Zhengfei's remarks and praised Apple and also noted that they were an attempt to tamp down nationalist tensions and prevent them from getting out of hand. The publication also interviewed a leader working at one of China's largest solar power module manufacturers, who said he decided to replace his iPhone 7 with a Huawei P30 due to the latest developments.
"It's a little embarrassing to pull an iPhone out of your pocket today when all of the company's executives use Huawei, a telecom employee who works in Beijing told SCMP .
Complicating issues are the fact that Apple CEO Tim Cook has "built up a lot of goodwill in China," the news release continues to report, making the anti-Apple mood not clearly cut. Apple also supports a reported 5 million jobs in China.
Nevertheless, Bloomberg On Wednesday, a Goldman Sach reported that Apple's earnings would suffer a nearly 30% blow if China were to back out with a ban on Apple products.