The Chinese government, through the newspaper Global Times , said that iPhone sales will suffer a fall if the new US president, Donald Trump, continues its trade war against China.
The comment came in response to the campaign promises that Donald Trump made before his election, in which mentioned that 45% would apply tariffs on Chinese imports.
_ "If Donald Trump imposes a 45% tariff on Chinese imports, trade between China and the United States will be completely paralyzed. China will opt for an eye for an eye. The Boeing will be replaced by the Airbus. United States cars and iPhone sales will suffer a setback. "
Hard words translated from the Global Times editorial, which sound a direct threat, and also added:
"THE NEW PRESIDENT WILL BE CONDEMNED FOR HIS RECKLESSNESS, IGNORANCE AND INCOMPETENCE AND WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES."
In addition they also wanted to stress that Donald Trump does not have the authority to apply tariffs of 45% on imports from China.
"The greatest authority of the President of the United States is to impose tariffs of 15% for 150 days on all imported goods and this limit can only be established under the condition of a declaration of a state of emergency."
China plays a very important role iPhone sales. Tim Cook knows this, and has in fact visited the country on numerous occasions in order to boost marketing in that country.
On the other hand, Donald Trump (before being elected as President of the United States) and declared that would force Apple to make "cursed their computers and devices" in the United States instead of China. And this could also seriously impact the Chinese economy.
What do you think about Donald Trump? Do you think iPhone sales will fall in China? Do you think Apple will manufacture its devices in the United States?