Huawei giving out free power banks to Apple fans queuing for the new iPhones in Singapore
We know how much Huawei likes to poke fun at?its competitors whenever there are new devices released from them. And this time for the iPhone 2018 launch, it is no different.
The Chinese phone maker took to the streets outside Singapore’s Apple Store to give out power banks to?buyers queuing?to be one of the first to get Apple’s newest iPhones, and conducted a similar stunt in London this morning with a “juice” van offering both electricity and drinks with “no traces of Apple.”
The Singapore stunt was carried out at 11 p.m. local time the night before Apple opened its doors, Huawei confirmed to CNET in an email. The reason for the friendly handout was to “offer respite from the weather and gruelling wait,” according to a representative, who added that more than 200 of the company’s?10,000mAh Huawei Supercharge power banks?were distributed.
On the cover of the power bank’s packaging is a tagline that reads, “Here’s a power bank. You’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei.” The move comes after a?Facebook?post from the day before suggesting the?P20 Pro?has a “looong-lasting battery.”
We don’t know how well this will work towards shifting Apple fans interest to Huawei, as those who are willing to queue at launch are most likely very hardcore. And… on the other side of things, Huawei users aren’t too happy about the battery stunt, though, with some taking to its Facebook page to?criticise the phone maker?for gifting the power bank — retailing at S$98 (about RM320) — to iPhone users instead of Huawei users.