Huawei Posts NYE Tweet Via iPhone, Internet Blows Up

By Ryan Gandolfo, January 2, 2019

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Huawei lost some serious credibility after publishing a New Year’s Eve post on Twitter using an iPhone.  

The post, which was made by the tech company’s official Twitter account at 11.31pm on December 31, wished everyone a happy new year and gave their resolution for 2019, “to give you more reasons to connect to those you care about.” 

Directly under the video in the right-hand corner read ‘via Twitter for iPhone,’ which is an automated message that is displayed whenever posting content through the social media platform’s iOS app.  

Image via Marques Brownlee/Twitter

The post was deleted shortly afterward and republished without the iPhone message display. Unfortunately for the telecommunications giant, a screenshot of the status was captured, causing the Internet to blow up. 

Users on both Twitter and Weibo have reveled in the embarrassing media blunder, very much at the expense of Huawei and their global brand. One user on Twitter posted: “This is so embarrassing. Huawei hire me instead,” alluding to the current job status of whoever made the original post. A Weibo user wrote: “That’s awkward. The whole world was preparing to switch to Huawei and then you post this. I’m done.”

Huawei is yet to release a statement on the matter.

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[Cover image: screengrab via Twitter, Unsplash]

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