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Apple Suppliers Are Considering Moving iPhone Output if Tariffs Hit 25%

  • Apple is said to be in no rush to tweak its supply chain soon
  • Higher levies may push Apple to reconsider China manufacturing
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Little Chance of Apple Moving Suppliers Out of China, Wedbush's Ives SaysMarkets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Apple Inc.’s suppliers will keep making iPhones in China if the U.S. imposes tariffs on the devices -- unless those levies skyrocket.

Suppliers figure they can keep production in China at a 10 percent tariff level but will consider shifting out of the country if the U.S. moves to 25 percent, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple and its partners are assessing their supply chains as the U.S. and China fight over trade terms between the world’s two largest economies.