Huawei trolls Apple! Gives free powerbanks to people queued for iPhone

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Huawei was spotted giving away free power banks to customers in line for a new iPhone model at Apple's store on Orchard Road in Singapore.

Interestingly, while the original iPhone X and super-sized iPhone XS Max both succumbed to gruesome shattering in the 10-foot drop test, Apple's iPhone XS - built of the same materials, mind you - managed to survive the fall. Elsewhere, there were much shorter queues with sales limited those that had placed online orders. The 20-year old student arrived at the Apple store at 6am for purchasing two iPhone XS Max phones.

The iPhone XS has a different battery design than the iPhone XS Max, which has the same design as the iPhone X. If the iPhone XS Max is too big, then the Note 9 is also too big, and by extension, the iPhone 8 Plus is too (it's taller and wider than the XS Max, but barely).

The new iPhone XS and XS Max hit the shelves on Friday around the world.

"Two or three years earlier, Hong Kong sold the product earlier than the mainland, so many mainland customers come deliberately to buy the phones. Now, only those who happen to be travelling here would drop by to get one", Leung said.

The jovial act took place at around 11 p.m. Singapore time and a company spokesperson confirmed to CNET saying the reason behind the hand-out was to "offer respite from the weather and gruelling wait".

This 6.1-inch liquid LCD display covers nearly the entire front of the phone and, with no home button in sight, also features Face ID technology - this unlocks the device simply by looking at it.

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This outlet in Suzhou is Apple's 42nd store in China.

"The prices of the new iPhones are crazily high and ordinary consumers could not afford them". They say being in line is about the experience.

Today is the day when Apple fans can finally get their hands on the new iPhone XS and XS Max.

One of many shots of the logic board from iFixit's teardown. "Why not?" Li said.

'I always like to get a new bit of tech and flash it around the office a little bit'.

"I know. I know it's costly for a phone but I think it's worth it anyway", he laughs.

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