During a recent meeting of group 20 in Osaka, Japan, President Trump and President Xi Jinping agreed on a kind of ceasefire with several consequences. Among other things, the US president agreed to allow American companies to continue selling Huawei's goods – this must be a relief for Chinese technological giants, with many component manufacturers and, of course, with Google forbidden to deal with them.
However, part of China's resolution and the recent US trade war also include the United States, which faces threats to increase import duties on Chinese products.
So how does it affect Apple?
Mac Pro, sold for $ 5,999 (about 25,000 RMs), will be manufactured in China. This seems a bit contradictory given that statements in the past have advocated a previous iteration of computers manufactured in the United States.
In 2016, Trump allegedly said that part of his presidential campaign:
"We will get Apple to start building its damned computers and things in this country instead of in other countries."
Apple CEO Tim Cook also said that Apple was very proud of the fact that the previous generation of Mac Pro was made up in the US, but Cook, before being named CEO, was a key member in moving some of Apple's production processes in China – the production of previous Mac Pro computers has slowed down in the US and one of the reasons Apple struggled to find suppliers for some of the required parts.
But Apple has released an easing statement that the new Mac Pro will still have certain components manufactured in the United States, as "the final assembly is just part of the manufacturing process."
It all comes as Apple apparently pulls in two different directions, with the pressure coming from current US authorities to return to the United States, while their sales have slowed down – for the first time in 16 years, Apple missed sales expectations in January. , which contributed to the low sales of Apple in China.
The latest development of the agreement between President Trump and President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit means that Apple can move its production with some peace after initial reports have suggested that Apple will consider other (non-American) manufacturing companies if the question between US and Chinese authorities not resolved.[ SOURCE , VIA ]