Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that his company’s products have managed to escape the fallout of President Donald Trump’s trade war against China and he thinks it would remain that way, the CBS News reported.
“The Chinese have not targeted Apple at all, and I didn’t anticipate that happening, to be honest,” Cook was quoted as saying in an interview with CBS News late on Tuesday.
Analysts have forecast that the move is likely to raise the cost of iPhones by as much as 14 per cent; that hasn’t happened so far, Cook said.
The admission by Cook came while Apple was hosting developers, designers and engineers at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California this week.
Last week, China slapped duties as high as 25 per cent on more than 5,000 American products worth $60 billion.
Apple has released the first public beta of its upcoming iPhone and iPad operating systems (OS), iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, open for everybody to download and experience the test versions.
The final version of the new iPhone and iPad operating systems is scheduled to release later this year, most likely by September, TechCruch reported on Monday.
However, because of bug-risks and chances of patchy experience, users are advised to proceed with caution and not install the beta versions on their primary iPhones and iPads.
According to the report, while some apps and features would not work at all as part of the beta tests, but in some rare cases, beta softwares could also brick devices and make them unusable.
Last week, the iPhone-maker announced the availability of the developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
Apple unveiled iOS 13 with features like the Dark Mode and Apple sign-in, a sturdy Mac Pro desktop for creative professionals and a 30 per cent snappier Face ID.
The new operating system on iPhones is loaded with India-specific features like the Indian-English accent for virtual assistant Siri that would now speak in a more natural and expressive way – in both male and female voices. The users would be able to access content drawn from Indian languages in a seamless conversational style.
According to the iPhone-maker, iOS 13 would reduce app download sizes by up to 50 per cent and make app updates over 60 per cent smaller, resulting in apps launching up to twice as fast.
With iPadOS, users would be able to work with apps in multiple windows, see more information on a redesigned Home screen and more natural ways to use Apple Pencil.
On the other hand, just like iOS 13, iPadOS with Dark Mode feature would be available this fall as a free software update for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and iPad mini 4. (IANS)