Donald Trump Tells Apple To Build iPhones In The U.S. After Reports Of Slow Sales Due To Trade War

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Donald Trump, ans Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump has advised Apple to start making their flagship product, the iPhone, in the United States after reports that sales of the iconic mobile phone have dipped thanks to the ongoing trade rift between the United States and China.

“Apple makes their product in China. I told Tim Cook, who’s a friend of mine… ‘Make your products in the United States,’” Trump said, as reported by CNN Business. “China is the biggest beneficiary of Apple — not us.”

Trump is right about one thing, Apple makes the majority of their iPhones in China. The various parts of the product come from several different countries. According to CNN Business, the touchscreens come from South Korea, the sensors are from Germany and the memory chips are from Japan. A Taiwanese company named Foxconn handles turning all of those separate parts into a shiny new iPhone.

Experts say that moving production to the United States isn’t as simple as Trump makes it sound.

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