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Trade-war Between US and China Could Make iPhones 3% More Costly

Ives’ estimates are just the latest by analysts about the impact of the U.S.-China trade war, the report added

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The Apple iPhone 7 is displayed at an Apple store at the Grove in Los Angeles, California. VOA

The ongoing trade-war between the US and China has caused Apple’s iPhone production costs to rise as much as 3 per cent because of the new retaliatory tariffs imposed by Beijing.

“Tariffs on the device’s Chinese-made batteries and other components would increase its manufacturing cost by 2 per cent to 3 per cent,” Fortune quoted a Wedbush analyst Dan Ives as telling investors.

To recoup the same profit on each iPhone sold as before, Apple would need to increase iPhone prices by a similar amount.

“The price of an iPhone XS, for example, would rise from $999 to as much as $1,029,” the report said.

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This Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, photo shows from left the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone XR in New York. The new XR phone has a larger display and loses the home button to make room for more screen. VOA

According to Ives, Apple’s costs could soar higher if the Trump administration follows through with a plan to add an additional $325 billion in tariffs to Chinese goods. If that happens, iPhones would cost an extra $120 each to produce.

Ives’ estimates are just the latest by analysts about the impact of the U.S.-China trade war, the report added.

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On May 10, that fight entered a new phase when President Donald Trump’s administration announced $200 billion in new tariffs on Chinese imports.

In response, China on Monday retaliated by announcing $60 billion in tariffs on US-produced batteries, coffee, and other products. Those tariffs would take effect on June 1. (IANS)

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55% of iPhones in Last 4 Years Running iOS 13: Apple

The company has already released four updates to iOS 13 since the initial release, iOS 13.1, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13.1.2, and iOS 13.1.3 with various bug fixes along with performance improvements

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iPhones are on display at an Apple store in Prince William Country, Virginia. (Photo: Diaa Bekheet) VOA

Apple has revealed that 55 per cent of iPhones introduced in the past four years have been running the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system iOS 13.

While, 38 per cent of all iPhones introduced during the past four years were running iOS 12, 7 per cent of the devices were having an earlier version of the application.

The company has also reported that 50 per cent of all the iPhones are running on iOS 13, while 41 per cent on iOS 12, 51 per cent on iOS 13 and, 8 and 9 per cent of devices with earlier versions.

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An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, Dec. 14, 2018. VOA

Apple has broken down the stats between both iOS 13 and iPadOS which were launched at different times earlier this year.

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Additionally, 33 per cent of all iPad devices on iPadOS 13, followed by 51 per cent on iOS 12 and 16 per cent on earlier releases.

The company has already released four updates to iOS 13 since the initial release, iOS 13.1, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13.1.2, and iOS 13.1.3 with various bug fixes along with performance improvements. (IANS)