So in order to post the tweet on time at midnight, they resorted to using an iPhone with a roaming SIM card in it.
It's not as if the Chinese technology group Huawei (pronounced Wah-wei) already problems enough: The United States has accused the company, whose Smartphones in the P series, among other things, Apple make competition, espionage.
Huawei in December said it expects to see a 21 percent rise in revenue for 2018 despite some of its telecommunications equipment being banned in several countries due to security concerns.
Marques Brownlee, a popular tech YouTuber, pointed out that the tweet had been made from an iPhone. Especially after seeing how steep these punishments are for those that did use an iPhone to tweet on its official account.
The handling of Huawei with the pas, in turn, has the potential to be the next PR Disaster for the company that in the West want to take on major contracts for the construction of the infrastructure for the new 5G networks in the West competing.
The tweet that sparked the controversy wished Huawei followers a "Happy #2019", a message which ended with a note that said it was sent "via Twitter for iPhone". The formulation shows that the Tweet was not sent from a Huawei Smartphone with the Android operating system, but from a phone of its competitor Apple.
As a result, two employees have been demoted and had their pay cut by more than $700 (5,000 yuan.) A third worker, a Huawei digital marketing director, will have their pay frozen for a whole year.
It is not the first time that use of the Apple product has given cause for embarrassment. These punishments seem rather harsh, but we're now witnessing an escalating economic war between the United States and China, with Apple and Huawei being the top tech companies in each country that are hurting the most.
Huawei has something of a reputation for discipline and strict working conditions. Just last month, however, the microblogging service brought tweet across the platform.
Well it's the optics of it all. This is likely going to continue to happen.