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Tim Cook says Apple is fine despite China's market problems

Its stock fell by more than 20% amid fears that China’s slowdown could hurt Apple’s growth there.

APPLE CEO TIM COOK took the extraordinary step of reassuring investors that Apple’s business was doing just fine even amid the cratering of global markets.

In an email exchange with CNBC star Jim Cramer, Cook said iPhone sales had accelerated in China over the past few weeks:

Apple is getting vaporized, with its stock falling by more than 20% from its highest levels.

Markets globally are tanking based largely on things happening in China. The Chinese economy has looked weak. With China being the second-largest iPhone market, investors were naturally worried about the state of the iPhone.

“I think it’s a classic fear of the unknown,” Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in a previous interview with Business Insider. “In this case specifically it’s the fear of what’s happening in China. Investors appear to be concerned about what the impact is from China and if that ends up translating to more broader concerns or a slowdown from consumers.”

- Lisa Eadicicco

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