Tariff on Apple Chargers and Cases Jumps, Now at 25%

Apple products have largely escaped the tariffs imposed on goods manufactured in China, but since earlier this year, Apple accessories like power adapters, cables, and cases have been subject to a 10 percent fee.

As noted by The Verge, the United States on Friday raised import taxes from 10 percent to 25 percent, a tax increase that's going to impact these Apple accessories.


Thus far, Apple and its suppliers have absorbed the additional 10 percent fee on Apple accessories and prices have not gone up, but with tariffs now at 25 percent, it's not yet clear if Apple will continue to eat the extra cost.

Apple may be making enough money to continue to sell its accessories at a normal cost, and as The Verge points out, it could have shifted manufacturing to different countries to avoid the fees all together. Apple has not commented on the extra tariffs at this point in time.

China today retaliated and announced increased tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, which will take effect in June. China will be introducing import fees on petrochemicals, soy oil, peanut oil, and more.

Apple CEO Tim Cook last July said that Apple is hoping "calm heads prevail" and that the company is "optimistic" the tariff issue will be sorted out. That hasn't happened yet, but so far, the bulk of Apple products continue to be unaffected.

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10 weeks ago
No one worry. Trade wars are easy to win.
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10 weeks ago
Trump needs to stick to his guns. Tired of China ripping us off.
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10 weeks ago
MAGAts reaping what they sow.
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10 weeks ago

Trump needs to stick to his guns. Tired of China ripping us off.

It was the American companies who went to China.
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10 weeks ago

MAGAts reaping what they sow.


no no you just don't understand, there is so much winning going on!
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10 weeks ago

MAGAts reaping what they sow.

Yes, let’s continue to let China rip us off (500 billion per year) in trade so we can buy cheaper trinkets.
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10 weeks ago

Yes, let’s continue to let China rip us off (500 billion per year) in trade so we can buy cheaper trinkets.


1. It’s not ripping us off if Americans want products made in China more than China wants US made goods

2. If it’s not made in China, where the cost of labor is lower than in the US, it would be made elsewhere because that’s how capitalism works

3. Never trust a man about financial and economic matters when he’s filed more bankruptcies than 99.9% of the population
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10 weeks ago

Let me do a quick eBay search real quick...

$12.99 for Genuine apple charger. Free shipping too!

And you’re just as likely to get a decoy 3rd party look alike as you are the legit one. If you want to save money get the Anker option at least.
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10 weeks ago

Yes, let’s continue to let China rip us off (500 billion per year) in trade so we can buy cheaper trinkets.

Someone doesn't understand the relationship between China and the US very well...

Maybe do some reading and come back ;)
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10 weeks ago

Let me do a quick eBay search real quick...

$12.99 for Genuine apple charger. Free shipping too!


Yea I’m sure it’s as “Genuine” as the USB-C to lightning cord I bought for $9.99 that stopped working a month later. With free shipping too!
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