Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

IPhone prices will surge if Apple builds them in US

IPhone prices will surge if Apple builds them in US

"It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the US given an expected annual sales volume of fewer than 50,000 units and its competitive segment".

He'd been responding to an August 31 report about Ford's decision to cancel plans to sell the Chinese-made Focus Active in the USA because of the taxes on Chinese imports.

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that there's a simple solution: just make the products in the United States where there'd be zero tariffs. "Ford is proud to employ more USA hourly workers and build more vehicles in the US than any other automaker".

Despite a claim to the contrary by President Trump, Ford says it has no plans to build its compact Focus Active model in the United States.

Beijing and Washington have imposed 25 percent import duties on $50 billion of each other's goods in a battle over technology policy. While Ford might choose not to build the Focus in China, it does have a multiple number of plants in other countries it can choose to build the small hatchback in.

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Another Chinese telecom company China Mobile also posted an illustration hint the dual SIM Apple iPhone. The iPhone XS Plus with 6.5-inch display will be priced $1225, which roughly translates to Rs 88,000.


Apple has written a letter to the Trump administration, saying the proposed $200 billion tariffs on China-made products will make the Apple Watch, AirPods headphones, HomePod smart speaker, Macs and key computer parts more expensive. Trump wrote, citing a Reuters article posted on CNBC.

An Apple spokesman did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

The tariffs are top of mind for Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who has personally lobbied Trump for months on issues of taxes and trade, even dining with the president and first lady Melania Trump at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, last month.

The automaker decided a couple years back to shift production of the Focus to Mexico, then last year it opted for China instead. But the president told reporters Friday that imposing tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products "will take place very soon depending on what happens". The company had plans to begin making the vehicle in China in the latter half of 2019 and exporting them to the U.S. market.

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