iPhone XS buyers get Huawei power banks

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Apple thinks of everything except battery life. But the guys at Huawei have been thoughtful and did a good deed to help new iPhone XS buyers. Have you seen the battery capacities of the new iPhone XS and its fellow musketeers?

Huawei sent people out to distribute 10,000 mAh Huawei power banks free to Apple fans camped outside Apple’s flagship Orchard Road store in Singapore waiting to pick up their iPhone XS and XS Max models.

Even more interesting is the message inscribed on the power banks’ packs: “Here’s a power bank. You’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei.”

iPhone XS buyers

iPhone XS buyers will need the power banks

Of course, it is clear that many iPhone XS buyers will need the power banks. The iPhone XS, which has a big 5.8-inch display, has a measly 2,658 mAh battery.

And the big guy, iPhone XS Max – with a humongous 6.5-inch screen, has an underwhelming 3,174 mAh battery. What is it with Apple and inadequate battery capacities?

And don’t tell me about how perhaps the software has been optimised so these phones can run for long periods on these tiny batteries. We said that last year and the year before and the year before. And it wasn’t true.

iPhone users have perpetually been needing to carry their charging cables around and spending time plugged to a power socket. It does not look like that is about to change. Perhaps next year.

When it comes to great battery life, just forget the iPhone.

Huawei phone owners take offence

While Huawei had fun trolling Apple in this manner, it didn’t go down very well with their own fans, many of whom have publicly complained that they deserve those power banks. Crazy life, huh?

Their position makes sense. They spent money buying Huawei phones, and though they do not need them as much, since their phones have better battery life than the new iPhones, they feel short-changed.

I guess it is true indeed that no good deed goes unpunished.

Nevertheless, Huawei’s stunt is very entertaining and who does not love good entertainment? Huawei just scored a fan here.


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