- Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was carrying a whole bunch of Apple products when she was arrested in December, according to Bloomberg.
- Meng had an iPhone 7 Plus, a MacBook Air, and an iPad Pro, as well as a Huawei Mate 20 RS, Bloomberg said.
- The disclosure is potentially embarrassing for Huawei, which recently punished two employees over a tweet sent from the company’s account by an iPhone.
One of Huawei’s most senior employees is a big fan of Apple products, it would appear.
Bloomberg reported on Friday that Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was carrying a bunch of devices made by one of her company’s biggest rivals when she was arrested in Canada in December.
Among the haul of devices were an iPhone 7 Plus, a MacBook Air, and an iPad Pro, in addition to a Huawei Mate 20 RS phone featuring a Porsche design, Bloomberg reported, citing a court order it saw.
Huawei and Apple are fierce competitors, with Huawei supplanting Apple as the second-biggest smartphone maker in the world last year. It was the first time since 2010 that Apple was not ranked first or second.
Meng’s lawyers had applied to secure a copy of the data stored on the devices and then seal them, and Canada’s crown prosecution approved the request, Bloomberg said.
The disclosure is potentially embarrassing for Huawei, which earlier this year punished two employees who it found responsible for a tweet sent from the company’s account by an iPhone, reportedly demoting them and cutting their pay by 5,000 yuan (about $730).
Meng faces 13 charges of bank and wire fraud, violating US sanctions against Iran, and obstructing justice. She has denied the charges and is fighting extradition to the US.