Huawei Singapore gave out power bank to those queuing for iPhone outside Apple Store Orchard Road

Apple started selling the iPhone XS and XS Max today in several countries today including Singapore. As usual, a long queue started forming the day before outside Apple Store Orchard Road. There were estimated more than hundred of people in queue.
At around 11pm last night, some people wearing Huawei T-Shirt were spotted handing out power banks to those in queue. The power bank come in a packaging saying “Here’s a power bank. You’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei”

Warning: Rant ahead.
You didn’t hear me wrong. Huawei staff giving out power bank to people queuing up for Apple iPhone. Who came up with this marketing stunt? These people are queuing up to buy something from your competitor. Why are you giving them freebies? It is not as if they are going to leave the queue and head to the nearest Huawei store to get an Huawei phone after this.
And existing Huawei customers are asking why they didn’t receive a free power bank when they purchase a Huawei phone. Why is Huawei rewarding the competitor’s fan boys and neglecting their fans?
And yes, Huawei want to let everyone know that iPhone battery life is not as good as theirs. But everyone already know that. Yet you still get long queue outside Apple Store during every launch. Have you ever wondered why?
It’s ok if you want to poke fun of your competitor. But you don’t do it outside their store. You don’t do that to people already queuing up to buy your competitor’s product. That’s punching below the belt.
Some people might say that this is a great marketing stunt. I say this is very unethical. It is unethical to hijack your competitor event outside their store. I thought only small companies will put such low class stunt. And after pulling such stunt, they have the cheek to take photos and send out to media and bloggers in Singapore. Shame on you Huawei. Didn’t expect a MNC like Huawei to do this. Utterly disappointed.

Huawei: How would you feel if Apple (or any of your competitors)send their staff to your store during your launch day and give out freebies with their marketing messaging to those queuing up to buy your phone? Oh wait. There’s no long queue outside Huawei store during their phone launch day. #burn

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