Who do you want to do business with? A trusted entity that takes care of your needs? Or a company that acts like a den of thieves and does not understand the meaning behind intellectual property?
Let’s put Apple on one side of that fence; a trusted entity. Got a problem? You can take it to an actual Apple employee– the Genius Bar is full of them– and probably get it fixed. Have you ever seen a Google employe? A Samsung employee? Dell? HP? Motorola? Nokia? I found some Microsoft employees at a mall store– but no customers.
What about China’s giant of giants?
Huawei is the high technology company that knocked Apple from its perch as a big dawg in China’s smartphone sales. Google Huawei and see what you get. It’s a positive list of information about the Chinese technology giant. Google Huawei bad and the list is different?
From just the past year you’ll find headline after headline about Huawei’s misdeeds. They’re almost as prolific a list as Apple’s financial and stock market issues, but for different reasons.
Technology writers love Huawei’s premium smartphones but good like buying one at the mall. Why not? Many governments in developed nations do not like Huawei because it is feared the company is a front for the Chinese government.
- Why it’s difficult to buy a Huawei phone
- Why you shouldn’t buy Huawei phones if you care about privacy
- Why countries are banning the Chinese telecom company
- Another week of bad headlines for Huawei
- Huawei to spend billions to fix bad reputation
See the problem?
Apple and iPhone have a huge trust factor while Huawei, despite glowing reviews on their smartphones from technology writers, acts more like a den of thieves. How does that affect Apple?
How about these?
- How Huawei Targets Apple Trade Secrets
- Huawei Cloning Apple Parts
- Huawei Blamed As Things Go From Bad To Worse For Apple
Yes, technology companies steal from competitors all the time. Even Apple is hit with numerous lawsuits every year over patents and intellectual property. Based on the headlines, which company needs to spend billions on its reputation? Apple? Or, Huawei?
Huawei and other companies have bribed factory floor workers into sketching designs of Apple parts and passing them over. It is hard for workers to literally smuggle parts out of the factory as Apple’s production lines are isolated and guarded by metal detectors on each floor but there’s not much that can stop someone from making drawings and describing what they know.
Does Apple follow Huawei in kind? There isn’t much evidence that it does, so Apple and the iPhone ecosystem remains a better gated community for customers than Huawei’s growing reputation as the seedy guy from across the tracks.