Chinese Huawei beats Apple to top tech spot

Earlier this year, the US rejected Chinese tech conglomerate Huawei’s bid to launch in the US following determination that the company poses a security threat. The company has been accused of facilitating spying by the Chinese government.

Now, market analysts report that Huawei passed Apple in the second quarter to become the world’s second-largest smartphone seller behind Samsung.

That’s bad news for Apple, which falls out of the top two for the first time in seven years, and will need to up sales to re-establish their position.

It’s also not great for Trump, who has been fighting to keep Huawei and their “cheapest smartphone on the market” out of the US. Will the Chinese win this one anyway?

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