Some iPhone accessories have been hit with an import tax; Apple’s actions hid it from consumers


As we’ve pointed out, the trade war between the United States and China has not yet touched the Apple iPhone or other Apple devices. On Friday, the U.S. raised the tax on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports; China retaliated today by adding tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports. So far, Apple doesn’t have to decide whether to protect its margins by raising the price of the iPhone in the states. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently suggested that if a 25% tariff is imposed on Apple’s smartphones, the price of the iPhone XR would rise by $160.  Don’t be fooled by tweets sent …

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