95% Of iPhone Users in China Would Ditch Their iPhones If WeChat Is Banned

Karamchand Rameshwar - Aug 20, 2020


95% Of iPhone Users in China Would Ditch Their iPhones If WeChat Is Banned

According to a survey conducted by Bloomberg, 95% of iPhone users surveyed in China would ditch their iPhones if WeChat is removed from App Store.

According to a recent survey conducted by Bloomberg, 95% of the 1.2 million Chinese people who use WeChat said they would rather ditch their iPhones to switch to Android instead of giving up WeChat.

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Up to now, the Chinese app has a monthly user base of over 1.2 billion, most of them Chinese.

Kenny Ou, a person living in Hong Kong, said the WeChat ban will turn the iPhone into "electronic waste" in China and areas inhabited by Chinese people. Meanwhile, another user, Sky Ding, stressed that the Chinese app is too important for most Chinese people to give up. Instead, they will switch to Android or other smartphones. “My family in China are all used to WeChat and all our communication is on the platform,” Ding said.

Not only the Chinese community, dozens of big companies in the US such as Apple, Ford, Walmart, Disney, ... have persuaded the Trump administration to stop the ban according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

"For those who don't live in China, they don't understand how vast the implications are if American companies aren't allowed to use it," said Craig Allen, president of the U.S.-China Business Council. "They are going to be held at a severe disadvantage to every competitor," he added.

In a recent investor note, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that global ‌iPhone shipments could drop between 25% and 30% due to WeChat being removed from the App Store. However, if the app is only deleted from ‌App Store‌ in the US, then ‌iPhone‌ sales will only be affected by 3% to 6%.

The administration of US President Donald Trump is now aiming to ban all US companies to work with ByteDance (the company that created TikTok) and Tencent (the company that owns WeChat). The ban was announced on August 7 and has 39 days left before it goes into effect.

>>> Kuo: Global iPhone Shipments Might Drop By 30% Due To WeChat Ban

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