Apple analysts broadly shrug off China’s so-called ‘iPhone sales ban’

“Apple Inc. analysts broadly shrugged off a report that the company was banned from selling some older models of its iPhones in China following a lawsuit, saying the issue was a headline risk — not a factor that fundamentally changes the company’s prospects in the country,” Ryan Vlastelica reports for Bloomberg. “Morgan Stanley (Katy Huberty): ‘This injunction initially appears limited in its scope,” as it only applies to phones with the iOS11 operating system.'”

“Wedbush (Daniel Ives): ‘While the headlines are concerning regarding this latest China court ruling we believe the models involved are related to 10%-15% of sales potentially impacted in the region related to older versions.,'” Vlastelica reports. “RBC Capital Markets (Amit Daryanani) notes that ‘the ruling is at a provincial court, so AAPL will likely move to the higher courts to get the injunction halted.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote earlier today: “Much ado about nothing.”

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  1. I don’t know why, this is a perfect storm for Apple. We already know Cook’s game plan: Jack up pricing again on already inflated hardware, fail to update Mac products, create exciting new watchbands at 1000% markup.

    1. Do you not know — there are NUMEROUS companies out there who:
      – Don’t jack up pricing over what YOU think it should be.
      – Update their products frequently
      – Create exciting new products that MATTER?

      So why are you still here?

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