Apple, the world’s most profitable company, announced that prices for some gadgets produced at Chinese factories will be raised. In particular, the increase will affect popular “smart” watches Apple Watch, headphones AirPods and Beats, Mac mini computers, Apple Pencil stylus, smart HomePod column, AirPort and Time Capsule routers, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, branded covers for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, various chargers and adapters.
Forced price increases are due to the decision of the US government to increase taxes on the production of goods outside the country. The tariffs for the first batch of products worth $ 50 billion have already been preliminarily agreed. At the final stage, Apple will determine the prices of goods by another $ 200 billion.
Recently, US President Donald Trump announced the introduction of taxes on external production totalling $ 267 billion. Analysts are convinced that a tough measure will affect all categories of consumer goods. The event is already reflected in the stock exchange: Apple shares, which grew by 1 percent, after the news of the increase fell by 0.8 percent, to close at 221.30 dollars. Buy, while inexpensive: