According to Reuters, Huawei isn't just blaming the third-party and is instead blaming the people who made a decision to use them, saying that the mistake showed "procedural incompliance and management oversight".
"The incident caused damage to the Huawei brand", corporate senior vice-president and director of the board Chen Lifang wrote in the memo, noting that employees must now "tighten management of suppliers and partners" because the incident "exposed flaws in our processes and management".
Naturally, the irony of the embarrassing New Year's Eve tweet was not overlooked on social media, given the heated climate of confrontation between Apple and Huawei, particularly in light of efforts by Chinese firms just last month to boycott Apple products. Huawei's tweet publicly displayed "Twitter from iPhone" below the message thanks to this recent Twitter change. To circumvent the so-called Great Firewall of China, individuals and companies typically use virtual private networks (VPN).
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One employee will be demoted and have their pay docked, while the other will be passed over for promotion this year, the Chinese telecommunications company said in an internal document Thursday. Beyond that, the salary of Huawei's digital marketing director has been frozen for the next year.
First, we knew the different timing of our iPhone launches would affect our year-over-year compares. Apple's iPhone is a major competitor to Huawei's line of smartphones.
Previously, we reported that Huawei had asked its employees to stop using Apple iPhones or they will have to face the consequences. This has been the case for the better part of 2018 when some phone Android phone companies were caught using iPhones to send tweets.