Huawei trolls iPhone XS with ‘bad Apple’ jibe ahead of Mate 20 Pro launch

Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei is hoping to steal Apple’s thunder with a number of teasers for its Mate 20 Pro, and a particularly cheeky PR stunt.

On the day of the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR phones, the company’s public relations team for Ireland sent some UK journalists a fruit basket, with a note claiming “one bad Apple can spoil the whole bunch”.

The firm signed off the note with a the tag line “experience a higher intelligence” and pointed to the October 16 launch event in London. The tweet below comes from The Star journalist Mark Kavanagh.

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Huawei also posted three teasers for the P20 on its official Twitter account. One says “thank you for letting us be the real hero of the year” upon a silhouette of a smartphone. Here it again points to the October 16 event date.

Another teaser posted to Twitter shows a person running inside a ring, that looks an awful lot like the one depicted in Apple’s Gather Round event invites. The tweet features the text: “Thank you for supporting us as innovators.”

Finally, the company appears to hint the Mate 20 Pro will be available in a wide ranger of colours, while apparently thanking Apple for ‘keeping things the same’. It was accompanied by the hashtag #HigherIntelligence.

Huawei is posing more of a challenge to Apple and has overtaken the latter in terms of global smartphone sales. Both firms trail Samsung.

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