Higher tariffs to hit Apple's iPhone sales

Ceria Alfonso
May 18, 2019

Apple brought USB-C to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup, and then introduced USB-C to the iPad Pro last year - for this year's iPhone, we'd love to see the company go all-out and add a USB-C port to the iPhone.

Presently, Apple has a market capitalization of somewhat less than $900 billion, putting it behind both Microsoft Corp. what's more, Amazon.com Inc. on the rundown of biggest United States stocks.

Following an increase of tariffs on Chinese goods by the Trump administration on Friday, today China retaliated, and the iPhone XS price could be affected (via MarketWatch). On the higher-end models, the three cameras are arranged in a triangle and seated on a square bulge.

First, it assembles its iPhones primarily in China.

While Gurman is a reliable source for rumors such as these, you should still keep in mind that we won't know anything for sure until Apple debuts the new iPhones this fall. The US electronics maker lowered prices for three iPhone models including the newer XS and XR as much as RMB 1,200 ($175) per device, according to a report from The Beijing News. That would cut the company's earnings per share next year by as much as 23%, she predicts.

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The trade dispute between the US and China is yet again in full swing - and stock of beloved tech giant Apple could be one of the first casualties. "A large-scale move out of the country would not only be costly, but could take multiple years to complete", writes Huberty. The latest leak regarding Apple's iPhone 11 points to a few exciting features that will come loaded in the handset. That's Apple's third-biggest region, after the Americas and Europe.

Although a number of features have already been leaked, there's still time for Apple to add some big upgrades to this year's iPhone 11. In 2018, that region amounted to $51 billion in revenue, nearly a fifth of Apple's total revenue for the year. - Apple has so far absorbed the cost of this tax without increasing prices for consumers.

"However, in recent days, trade tensions have escalated and it bears watching whether this affects China consumer sentiment", the note continued.

Apple's $1,000 iPhones were expensive enough.

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