Huawei trolls Apple by giving out free powerbanks at iPhone launch

Noel Cummings
September 22, 2018

Huawei isn't the first company to poke fun at Apple fans waiting in line.

This is especially true in Singapore as Apple fans have started lining up yesterday (20 September) at the Apple store along Orchard Road for the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max, and this gave Huawei a cheeky idea to promote their product.

The 5.8-inch iPhone XS, visually similar to last year's iPhone X, comes in three storage options - 64GB, 256GB and a new 512GB.

"It's gold, what's not to love?" said another customer who. "And most of the customers say they do not see a big difference between new iPhones and the old ones", Fu said. Apple stores will start carrying the dock this December priced at $159.99.

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If you're thinking of getting the smaller iPhone XS, you'll be happy to know that Apple is also giving it 4GB of RAM, which is 1GB more than last year's iPhone X. This is quite a significant change as usually Apple puts less RAM on its smaller model. The new iPhone XS is backed by a 2,658mAh battery, whereas its predecessor the iPhone X consisted a 2,716mAh battery.

The iFixit teardown showed iPhone Xs and Xs Max used Intel's modem and communication chips instead of Qualcomm's hardware.

A different iPhone XS Max spent an hour at 10 meters (33 feet), which essentially killed it.

Qualcomm said in July that Apple meant to exclusively use "competitor's modems" in its next iPhone release. Consumers likely feel they'll have better luck grabbing one from a retail store.

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Here, the iPhone X stacked on top of the XS and XS Max.

This year's iPhones are some of the most expensive smartphones on the market.

"The scalpers here offer HK$100 lower [than the original of price of HK$10,799, US$1,382]".

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max are finally finding their way into the hands of eager buyers willing to part with a minimum of $999 for the opportunity. Cao Zhongqiang from Shanghai was told he couldn't get any devices on the first day without an existing order. "I'm not gonna jump out of the queue to buy a Huawei phone, but it (the effort by Huawei) is still good", Shah said.

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