The latest list of tariffs on products manufactured in China adversely affects some of Apple's most popular products.
In a letter sent to the U.S. trade delegation, Apple watch, AirPod, Apple Pencil will be caught up in a violent clash of trumps with China in trade expansion, Apple says. And ordinary consumers will lose the most.
The new HomePod and Mac mini will bear the burden of tariffs in addition to the adapter and charger of many products. If tariff is on, consumers will see price increases.
It is difficult to see how tariffs that hurt US companies and consumers in the US will advance the Government's goals with regard to China's technology policy, "Apple said in a letter. "We are hoping to reconsider these measures to find other more effective solutions that make the US economy and US consumers more healthy and healthier than ever.
Trump game of cards
Apple CEO Tim Cook did not express concerns about tariffs at its third quarter earnings briefing. Investors were told that the company is still evaluating the list of items to be subject to tariffs. Now I got a better idea of what the company is starting to sound an alarm will be affected by.
Mr. Tim pointed out to investors last month that "the prospects for tariffs are taxed on consumers and result in lowering economic growth." According to Mr. Cook, tariff tightening caused "unintended consequences" and urged cooler head to win. "There is an essential reciprocity to bring together the United States and China," Cook said.
Public notice and comment period of US trade delegation