Last week we told you that in the world’s largest smartphone market, China, the iPhone had been banned from being used in the offices of central government agencies. Officials working at these offices were told not to bring their iPhones to work. This all suspiciously took place after Huawei’s surprise introduction of its new Mate 60 Pro flagship phone which includes a homemade 5G Kirin chip for the first time in three years since the U.S. banned Huawei from obtaining cutting-edge chips.
Mao’s comments, when released by China’s Foreign Ministry as an official transcript in English, eliminated the word “media” from her comments which changed the meaning of her statement explaining how China learned about the claimed security issues in the iPhone. In Chinese, it sounds like the country had simply spotted media accounts of these problems while the English transcript made it seem as though China had first-hand experience with the alleged security problems with the device.
Huawei’s Mate 60 Pro, powered by a 5G 7nm Kirin chipset, has Chinese consumers excited