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Tim Cook successfully lobbied White House to help Apple avoid China trade war fallout

03/04/2019, 09:03 pm

A report on Monday delves into Apple CEO Tim Cook's lobbying efforts, both with officials in the White House and counterparts in China, detailing a series of deft moves that has kept Apple above the fray in the U.S.-China trade war.

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Apple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

01/03/2019, 01:01 pm

While Apple's critics are scrambling to portray its restatement of guidance as some sort of evidence of a "lack of innovation" or "pricing that's too high," the reality is that it's simply evidence that President Trump's tariff war on China has hurt a key Apple market. Apple has never been better positioned-- and its competition is now performing so badly that any one of them would love to be in Apple's shoes.

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iPhones could cost up to $160 more if China tariff threat is followed through

11/30/2018, 11:11 am

The Trump administration's threat of more China tariffs could significantly raise the price of iPhones for consumers, with the iPhone XS family potentially costing between $60 and $160 more if Apple passes the extra cost on to its customers.

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Trump says US could place 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China

11/26/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple might soon see its flagship product imperiled by America's advancing trade war with China, as President Donald Trump in an interview on Monday suggested a new round of tariffs could include a 10 percent levy on iPhone.

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Apple, other tech giants sign letter opposing Trump administration's attempt to define gender

11/02/2018, 08:11 pm

Apple and more than 50 major U.S. companies drafted a letter this week supporting the legal rights of transgender people as the Trump administration reportedly considers narrowing gender definitions.

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Trump reportedly planning tariffs on remaining China imports, including Apple products

10/29/2018, 11:10 pm

The Trump administration is reportedly readying a new round of China tariffs -- all remaining goods not already on the import list -- if an upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting fails to ease trade tensions.

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Trump refuses to give up iPhones, Chinese and Russian spies eavesdrop on calls [u]

10/24/2018, 08:10 pm

President Donald Trump's unwillingness to ditch Apple's iPhone in favor of more secure hardware has granted Chinese and Russian spies an open door into his private phone conversations, according to a new report.

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Apple warns tariffs, protectionism could impact fiscal performance

08/01/2018, 10:08 pm

Apple in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday warned political uncertainty surrounding a brewing trade war with China could negatively affect the company's bottom line.

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U.S. trade rulings could impose 10-percent import tariff on Apple Watch

07/20/2018, 08:07 am

Despite assurances that the iPhone will not be impacted by U.S. import tariffs against Chinese goods, Apple may still be affected, with the Apple Watch listed alongside fitness trackers and other accessories assembled in the country under new proposals.

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Trump administration promised Cook no iPhone tariffs

06/18/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple's CEO has emerged as a major diplomatic voice for the tech world, seeking to calm relations between the U.S. and China, a new report says.

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Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner

04/24/2018, 08:04 pm

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson were among a slate of distinguished guests at President Donald Trump's first state dinner Tuesday evening, which was held on the State floor of the White House in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S.

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Potential US trade war with China speculated to impact Apple, other tech companies

03/07/2018, 12:03 am

The White House is reportedly mulling tighter restrictions over Chinese investments and imports into the U.S., conditions that could have a negative impact on the multitude of domestic tech companies manufacturing goods in China.

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Proposed U.S. aluminum tariff could drive up Apple device prices

03/01/2018, 10:03 pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to impose stringent tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a move that could prompt companies like Apple, which rely heavily on those materials in product manufacturing, to raise pricing.

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Tim Cook writes opinion piece with Charles Koch urging Congress to protect 'Dreamers'

12/14/2017, 02:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is continuing to campaign on behalf of 'Dreamers,' participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, by writing an opinion piece with Koch Industries chairman and chief executive Charles Koch demanding action from Congress over the issue.

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Tim Cook addresses tax reform, Russian Facebook ads, customer privacy, more in interview

11/01/2017, 10:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with NBC News' Lester Holt on Wednesday to talk about issues affecting the modern tech industry landscape, from tax reform to concerns that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election through a wide-reaching social media campaign.

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Apple, other tech firms join legal challenge to Trump's DACA plans

11/01/2017, 07:11 pm

Apple is among a list of high-power technology companies to file briefs in support of a legal effort to halt President Donald Trump's plan to end protections for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place

09/01/2017, 12:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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White House calls on Apple, other tech giants to help restructure government IT

08/03/2017, 08:08 pm

Continuing efforts to transform and modernize government IT systems, White House advisor Jared Kushner on Thursday laid out plans for the ambitious project in a conference call with representatives from tech giants Apple, Amazon, Oracle, Qualcomm and others.

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Tech group representing Apple rebukes proposed GOP immigration bill

08/03/2017, 12:08 am

Senate Republicans, with the backing of President Donald Trump, on Wednesday introduced a bill designed to drastically reduce legal immigration levels in the U.S., but the proposed act is already under fire from a technology industry lobbying group.

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White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

07/26/2017, 09:07 pm

The Trump administration is looking to tech sector elites to help shape funding policy for science, technology, engineering and math public school education programs.

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