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Is There Anything Innovative Expected From Apple Near Term?

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) doesn't have anything innovative in the works near term, and the next big thing could still be years off, Maxim Group technology analyst Nehal Chokshi told CNBC.

The bearish comments from the analyst come as Apple is expected to report lower earnings and sales for the second quarter.

"What I would be pretty excited about, but it's three or four years down the line, is an iCar," Chokshi told CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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"If you look at the annuity value of a car relative to a phone and on a per person basis and the profits that you can be associated, that's very significant," he argued. "That's a needle mover."

Chokshi noted that service business (App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud) is a bright spot in Apple earnings.

"It's a high-margin business," he said. "The importance of the services is it gives you an indication as to what is the stickiness of the Apple ecosystem. It also gives a way to actually gauging how big is the ecosystem; how much it's actually growing."

Shares of Apple were down 0.57 percent to $104.48 at time of writing.

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