Update | Various different businesses allegedly feel the pinch of Huawei's ban from working with US corporations
Update: FedEx has acknowledged the PCMag incident, but has also dismissed it as an “operational error”. However, this company is now reportedly suing the US Government over potential damage to its business due to compromized relations with the Chinese government.
As part of a report on Huawei's response to its ban imposed by the current US Administration, the South China Morning Post quoted sources that apparently told the outlet that Foxconn has had its orders for new smartphone units cut by the OEM. This allegedly resulted in the shutdown of multiple production lines for the Taiwan-based fabricators.
However, when Android Authority recently repeated these claims, Huawei reached out to this outlet via email. It refuted the report, and described its worldwide production, including those of smartphones, as "normal", with "no notable adjustments in either direction”.
In other news, it seems that Huawei's placement on the US' 'entity list' is having some unusual and unexpected side-effects. Sascha Segan, a lead analyst for PCMag, posted an image on Twitter indicating that FedEx had refused to send a package for his company. This, allegedly, was due to its contents: a P30 requiring transit from one of the magazine's international offices to another.
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