Donald Trump threatens Apple, warns increase in tariffs


US President Donald Trump has threatened Apple with a tweet on Friday in a warning way over making of Mac Pro parts in US, Trump warns Apple with tariffs on the components of its high-end Mac Pro computer, the most expensive of the company’s products, if it finally decides to shift production from the US to China.

He wrote “Apple will not be given tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” on Twitter on Friday.

Trump’s tweet results immediately and the value of Apple shares dipped slightly on the Nasdaq index where shares of the main technology firms are traded.

Earlier in month of June The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to move production of its Mac Pro computer from the US to China, despite the trade war between the two powers.

The Mac Pro, whose latest model was presented at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC19) early last June in San Jose, California, is a computer conceived basically for specialists in video design and edition, at a price of $6,000.

It is remarkable that USA and China got into a trade war in 2018 that led Trump to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods imported annually into the US, which are worth some $300 billion, while the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping did the same with US products valued at $60 billion.