Huawei Trolls iPhone Customers Lining Up By Giving Out Free Power Banks

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Whenever there is a new iPhone being launched, it’s not uncommon to see Samsung attempt to troll Apple and its customers. However this year it seems that Huawei has picked up trolling duties because according to reports, the company has embarked on various PR stunts in the UK and Singapore to troll Apple customers waiting in line for the new iPhones.

The customers waiting in line are waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max. Over in the UK, Huawei has deployed a van outside of the Apple store where they are offering “brain-boosting drinks (with no traces of apple)” to help “recharge minds”. It is also a van that offers customers a way to charge their “battery-depleted phones”, which we can only imagine is a dig at iPhones and its battery, at least compared to what Huawei offers.

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Say hello to the Huawei Ju%ce Van, it comes with brain-boosting drinks (with no traces of apple) to recharge minds, and plug sockets to recharge battery-depleted phones. A #HigherIntelligence is coming… 16.10.18 pic.twitter.com/jJLMbJmnnD

— Huawei Mobile UK (@HuaweiMobileUK) September 21, 2018

Over in Singapore, it has also been reported by Mothership.sg that people wearing Huawei t-shirts (presumably working for the company) were spotted handing out free power banks to customers who were waiting in line. This is actually a rather generous offer as it seems that each power bank costs around SGD$80, although we’re not sure how useful these power banks are since they do not come with a Lightning cable.

According to a Huawei rep, about 200 of these power banks were handed out in Singapore. Huawei is expected to announce its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones soon, so if anything this seems to serve as a pretty good way to market their brand.

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Belkin Introduces BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock With iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and Apple Watch Series 4 Compatibility

Belkin today introduced its BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock for wirelessly charging an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. There is also a USB-A port for charging a third device like an iPad via Lightning cable.

Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock


The dock is compatible with the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, with wireless charging up to 7.5W, and all Apple Watch models at 5W/1A. It also works with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The extra USB-A port also has an output of 5W/1A for wired charging of other devices.

The dock is certified under Apple’s Made for iPhone program, compliant with the Qi standard, has the ability to charge through iPhone cases up to 3mm thick, and is compatible with Nightstand mode on the Apple Watch. The dock plugs into a wall outlet with a 45W AC adapter included for instant setup.



Belkin says the dock will be available in December at Apple Stores worldwide, priced at $159.99 in the United States.

Belkin also plans to introduce an updated PowerHouse Charge Dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch, for customers who prefer to charge their iPhone via Lightning connector. The new dock looks virtually identical to the previous version, but with a red-colored dial to raise and lower the Lightning connector.

The new PowerHouse Charge Dock


The new PowerHouse Charge Dock will be compatible with all iPhone models with Lightning connectors, including the latest iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, as well as all Apple Watch models. Belkin says it will be available at select retailers in November, priced at $99.99 in the United States.

The existing Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone are not compatible with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, according to Belkin.

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