Global iPhone Shipments Could Plunge 30% If WeChat Removed From App Store

President Trump’s executive order banning Chinese messenger app WeChat next month could have a severe impact on Apple worldwide sales. 

TF International Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo published a research note (viewed by MacRumors) describing his optimistic and pessimistic scenarios of Apple worldwide sales concerning the potential ban of WeChat from the App Store.

Kuo’s optimistic scenario outlines if WeChat is removed from the US App Store it would impact annual iPhone sales by around 3–6% with other Apple products down 3%. 


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