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Apple Has a More Pressing Risk Than U.S.-China Tariffs, Analyst Says

Jacob Sonenshine

faces a bigger risk in China than the direct impact of any tariffs, according to WedBush Securities analyst Dan Ives. Nationalistic sentiment in China -- and specifically anti-American sentiment -- could pressure its significant sales in the region. "We believe the more concerning issue is around any hit in demand if Apple feels the noise in China and any pro Huawei sentiment/Chinese nationalism negatively impacting sales in the near term which we believe is a contained situation (3%-5% of Chinese iPhones) for Cupertino the way things stand today," Ives said in a note.