Either way Apple got the heat... "Decreased in Profit"
Moving into US soil (higer prod Cost) Vs Production maintain in China (US Admins Imposed Additional Tax)..
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2016Trump and his ideas. *Shaking my head. Great. Take your Apple back to US. We dont need it in C... moreWho said he isn't smart, he bring Apple manufacturing back to US it would mean he fulfill his promise. His credibility would go up even if it means destroying Apple lol and 8 years later when his term is up he'll buy Apple on the cheap haha.
"Even so, it would make no financial sense for Apple to move production to the US, it would drive up the price of the iPhone."
As if the prices were not on the higher side already!! :D LOL!!!
Assefa, 18 Nov 2016Probably the worst idea of all time the patriotic folks would love this but those folks must b... moreAre you all really unaware of how things are made? And could you not have read a tad more carefully the article. It does not have to mean a increase in price, it could very well be a decrease in the almost obscene profit which Apple makes on each device sold and for which profit they end up NOT paying the taxes to the Governments (both in the US and Europe) that are due as a result of very clever tax sheltering schemes.
Each device has a BOM cost. Bill of Materials cost for an iPhone hovers between USD 220-270 and they sell such devices for between USD700-1000. This BOM would not change if the product were made in the USA and additionally, certain costs associated with shipping to North America would be eliminated while creating new shipping costs for the Asian Market-bound iPhones if production were moved to USA. Only increase in production cost would be associated with wages paid to certain employees. Of course a lot of the production is likely robotics but still not entirely. However the reason Foxconn was chosen to manufacture iPhones (and other devices) is NOT entirely a matter of wages but also of certain willingness on the part of companies to cooperate with a cellphone inventor like Apple. This company retains all engineering and outsources just manufacturing in general.
Either way Apple has been amassing an incredible amount of fund$ (as has been Google and several other Corporations) by tax sheltering schemes. If Governments like USA etc. really wanted to act responsibly they would act to enforce their tax laws and close all the wasteful loopholes currently in place wherein great amounts of legal revenue in taxes are not collected from such Corporations ... the money they would derive is likely higher than having the items manufactured in USA ... however the latter would be a great PR stunt to make Americans feel better since their would be jobs gained in such a reshoring decision.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2016The key word is "if have criminal record" . Any country in the world will do the same. Who ne... morewho said anyone wants criminals? anyway he will also deport those who are not criminal but processed their Visas or Passports under the table, that's what I was trying to say except from the "criminals"
YowYow, 18 Nov 2016that's what he said on CNN 3days after he won, he will have the nonUS-Citizens even the GreenC... moreThe key word is "if have criminal record" .
Any country in the world will do the same. Who need criminal anyway.
Trump and his ideas. *Shaking my head. Great. Take your Apple back to US. We dont need it in China. Go back home! Whatever! For a businessman, Trump is not that smart.
aussiehk, 18 Nov 2016I think it was non-documented residents - people on green cards or other legal visas would not... moreif US will pull the plug on this (will stop outsourcing), I am sure that they will have their Economic Crisis again and they will start to go down. Remember, the main reason why US companies outsource production and services is because of Economic Crisis.
aussiehk, 18 Nov 2016I think it was non-documented residents - people on green cards or other legal visas would not... morethat's what he said on CNN 3days after he won, he will have the nonUS-Citizens even the GreenCard holders deported if they have criminal records, but LAPD said they will not do what Trump wants against the immigrants in LA, except the TNTs tho
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2016nope, Trump plainly wants every US-based company to be exclusively operating in US, that is hi... moreI think it was non-documented residents - people on green cards or other legal visas would not be impacted.
But yeah, operating in the US and manufacturing in the US are two completely separate things. I mean, not just the cost of labour but also the cost of energy, space, logistics, etc. It'll tripple the price for consumer goods. What were the plans for higher wages though... oh wait... none.
So you create more low-paying jobs but drive up the price of goods threefold - making America even poorer! Great plan, Trump!
d, 18 Nov 2016agreed. its like bringing bpo industry back to u.s..
Trump you are a businessman ....no?Yeah, he's a US businessman - no diplomatic ties and I don't think he's ever managed factories or goods and services that require assembling...
Anyway, I think he's just talking hot air - he's said a lot of things that sound good but are absolutely fictitious and something he'll never follow up.
apple made in USA, Quality same! Price as high as used car price
If the price is doubled, it may have little influance on people with higher income. But for those with low income but still want to have a bite of the fruit, it may not be easy. Maybe they would turn to android phones and find out that actually even a mid-range android could perform so well, and no need to pursue super expensive phones...
harlekkin, 18 Nov 2016Even if they got paid $15, no American would work the crazy hours or do the monotonous task of... moreYea, and then complain how there are no jobs... Typical Americans, that's why they elected Trump.
harlekkin, 18 Nov 2016Even if they got paid $15, no American would work the crazy hours or do the monotonous task of... moreagreed. its like bringing bpo industry back to u.s..
Trump you are a businessman ....no?