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Products such as AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod failed to qualify for US tariff reductions

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Specifically, the US Trade Representative Office (USTR) is swinging its sticks to fitness trackers, smart speakers, Bluetooth headsets, smart watches and more. Even big asappleSuch technology giants have not been spared from their suppliers.

It is reported that USTR is responsible for directly negotiating with the government, formulating trade agreements, and resolving disputes. It is an organization involved in global trade policy. The office will also seek input from all walks of life and meet with government, business groups, parliamentarians, and public interest groups.Mobile phoneExplore the US trade policy stance.

In a brief statement earlier Tuesday, it stated that certain products would be removed from the tariff list based on factors such as health, safety, and national security, and would not be affected by the 10% tariff imposed.

At that time, it was mentioned that mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, certain toys and computer monitors after September 1st were eligible for eligibility. At 1:45 pm EST, Apple stocks were not significantly affected.

After the news of the December 15th tariff reduction, the company's share price rose nearly 10 dollars in an instant, and then fell by about 1 dollar. As the growth rate of the smart machine industry slows down, Apple will rely more on other departments to make up for revenue growth.


In the quarter of June, Apple wearables, home andAccessoriesSales of the department increased significantly from US$3.73 billion in the same period last year to US$5.53 billion.

In a quarterly revenue call, Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted Apple Watch's record adoption rate and noted that its wearable device business had surpassed 60 percent of the Fortune 500 companies in the past four envy.

Since 2018, Apple's wearables division has seen a 50% increase, a large part of which is contributed by the new AirPods headsets, wireless charging boxes and new users.

even ifiPhoneRevenue was lower than the same period last year, but Apple’s total revenue in the third quarter was still $53.8 billion, up 1% year-on-year, in addition to Mac,iPadAnd service revenue has also increased.

It is rumored that Apple will release augmented reality (AR) headsets by 2020, but there are also rumors that it has jumped to 2021. However, if all goes well, it will be eligible for a 10% tariff reduction if it is classified as a wearable device.

Affected by the latest policy adjustments, retailers such as Wal-Mart have raised prices to offset the impact of tariff increases. However, well-known Apple analyst Guo teacher believes that the company may choose to absorb this part of the cost.

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