Last week, we posted a report claiming that Huawei was trying to reverse engineer screen hardening tech from a U.S. startup. The claims about Akhan Semiconductor's potential military applications were seemingly confirmed yesterday, as they've just been selected by the Army for the integration of their coatings in future U.S. Army aircraft, so it's no surprise that the FBI quickly got involved in their case so quickly. But, according to a paywalled report from The Information that Kitguru reported on today, that incident was part of a larger effort by Huawei to steal tech from Apple suppliers. Neither Apple nor Huawei have chosen to comment on the report yet, but the accusations certainly won't help Huawei's existing business problems outside their home country. According to the stories, Huawei has had an interesting relationship with Apple suppliers. Alongside suggesting a supplier run with a “design you already have experience with” and being knocked back from another supplier that recognised the hinge technology to be identical to that seen on the MacBook Pro, Huawei assured a third supplier that its wearable schematics were similar enough to the Apple Watch to warrant similar pricing for a heart-rate sensor. While being careful not to create an impossible task by requesting Apple’s factory workers smuggle components out of the building, Huawei has also been accused of paying off disgruntled staff members to draw the parts as they see them on the line.