Apple CEO Tim Cook has built up a lot of goodwill in China over the years. Photo: Reuters

Apple’s China woes may worsen as Huawei ban nudges die-hard iPhone fans to switch sides

  • Last year Apple ranked fifth in China with a 9.1 per cent share, which fell to 7 per cent in the first quarter
  • Ongoing nationalist sentiment could play to Huawei’s favour and hurt Apple’s sales in China, analysts said
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has built up a lot of goodwill in China over the years. Photo: Reuters
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Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, said US trade restrictions have no impact on the Chinese tech giant’s 5G plans. Photo: AP

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says clash with the US was ‘inevitable’

  • Huawei CEO said he foresaw the confrontation with Washington because its aim to be global leader threatened US interests
  • Ren Zhengfei said US trade restrictions have no impact on Huawei’s 5G plans as rivals cannot catch up within two to three years
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Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, said US trade restrictions have no impact on the Chinese tech giant’s 5G plans. Photo: AP
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