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According to the Guardian, Trump-imposed tariff of 25% on $200bn of goods could add about $160 to the cost of a $999 Chinese-made iPhone XS.


  1. How is Apple trying to shield customers slightly from the tariff?
  2. What other bad news has Apple received from the U.S. Supreme court lately?
  3. By how much have Apple shipments of the iPhone fallen to the U.S. in the first 3 months of this year?
  4. What are your thoughts about the tariffs and how do you see them affecting you personally? Discuss.


Helmore, E. (2019). Apple’s iPhone cost faces sharp increase as US-China trade dispute worsens (Retrievable online at