Top Beijing Official Warns: Chinese Consumers Will ‘Abandon’ iPhones If US Bans WeChat

President Trump’s executive order banning WeChat in the coming weeks would not just stoke further tensions between both superpowers, but also could lead to a massive hit for the world’s most valuable company, Apple.

Lijan said, “many Chinese people are saying they may stop using iPhones if WeChat is banned in the U.S.” He accused Washington of “systematic economic bullying of non-US companies” by targeting the popular messaging app.