This is happening frequently with Apple’s rivals so much so that it’s not even funny anymore. Merely weeks after an official Samsung account was found tweeting about the Galaxy Note 9’s display prowess using an iPhone, the New Year’s message from an official Huawei account also came from “Twitter for iPhone.”
The gaffe was spotted by noted tech YouTuber MKBHD so also spotted the same mistake made by Samsung a few weeks ago. The result was the same. This tweet was ultimately removed from the account.
It’s understandably ironic that a tweet meant for an official Huawei account would be sent using an Apple iPhone. One would expect that iPhones wouldn’t be allowed at Huawei, the company that has already managed to replace Apple as the second largest smartphone vendor on the planet. China’s recent tensions with the United States have even led to some companies in China boycotting Apple products.
Like many other companies, Huawei may be contracting out the operation of its social media account to a third-party. This is a major reason why gaffes like this happen in the first place. Then again, if you cast the optics aside, it’s not that big of a deal, is it?
That was fast pic.twitter.com/y6k0FJF7Gq
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) January 1, 2019