While he didn't want to, President Donald Trump gave news with a single tweet on Friday morning. This time, Apple was receiving.
Trump said in no uncertain terms that Apple would not be relieved from the administration's commercial war against China. If Apple wants to produce its steaky new Mac Pro desktop computer in China, it will have to suffer the same tariffs as everyone else.
Apple will not be given customs waves, or relief, for Mac Pro parts made in China. Do them in the US, no tariffs!
̵1; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
Apple applied for dispensation from Trump's 25 percent tariffs earlier this month. The IPhone manufacturer wants to avoid the extra charges on its products produced in China, for well, it can make its already expensive products even more expensive.
Unfortunately, for Apple, the company makes most of the hardware in China, and Trump doesn't like it. The Mac Pro was the latest holdout, the final Apple product made in the United States, until recently. Apple had major production barriers when trying to make the premium desktop computer in the US – specifically, it couldn't get enough screws.
If Apple moved its production to the United States, the company would either have to increase the cost of the $ 6000 computer or eat the costs, and none of them would be ideal.
Mashable has contacted Apple for comment.