Apple and other US companies have been ordered to look for alternatives to China

There is a new chapter in the US – China trade war. Now President Trump has ordered all American companies to move out of China

President Trump: Tim Cook ‘made a very compelling argument’ on tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook had a meeting over the weekend talking about the U.S.-China trade war and tariffs.

Pocketnow Daily: iPhone prices going up? Samsung Galaxy Fold launch date & more (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Trump’s actions that increase tariffs on Chinese imports that may affect Apple, Galaxy Fold launch and more.

T-Mobile spent $195,000 on Trump hotel since Sprint merger announcement

T-Mobile has reportedly spent 52 nights at the Trump International Hotel in Washington while hashing out the merger with lawyers and regulators.

Trump campaigners still talking about nationalized 5G network

The Trump administration had proposed a wholesale 5G network before to heaps of criticism. Why is the re-election campaign making a big deal of it?

After meeting with President Trump, Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory is a go

Amid back and forth over the past couple of days, Foxconn announced, after meeting with President Trump, that it will build a factory in the U.S. after all.

Huawei and ZTE could be affected by Trump’s new national emergency ban

Huawei and ZTE could start to have even more problems in their commercial activities with the US if this national security ban gets to be more than a rumor
Huawei

Huawei CFO on bail in Canada, will return to court February 6

But the legal system in Canada is considering the US Justice Departments request to expedite her south to face fraud charges on sanctions breahes.

Bad news for Apple and bad sales for iPhones as analysts and investors respond to Trump’s threat

Apple’s sales could be seriously affected if Donald Trump finally decides to apply a 10% tax on all Apple devices produced in China

Trump: US consumers can easily stand 10 percent tariffs on iPhones

Donald Trump believes that the average American consumer is willing to pay an extra $75 on an iPhone or $120 on a MacBook.

California passes own net neutrality law, Justice Department sues

On the same day Governor Jerry Brown signed the law that restored net neutrality regulations on ISPs, Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit.
Apple prices

Trump to Apple: make your products in the US!

President Trump acknowledges Apple prices going up, advises company to start manufacturing its products in the US instead of China.

Defense budget passes with ban on Huawei, ZTE phones for workers

Employees and contractors won’t be able to keep Huawei and ZTE components in place if they work for the Defense Department.

Turkish iPhone boycott called for after Trump tariffs, currency meltdown

The Lira is at its all-time low against the currency market thanks to a big metals tariff straight out of Donald Trump’s administration.

China pressures Apple in trade war with US through media commentary

The column in People’s Daily suggests that Apple pay up in China if trade relations with the United States continue slumping.

ZTE finally makes escrow payment to get out of US imports ban

Step by step, Chinese manufacturer ZTE is taking steps to comply with a new list of punishments to be able to buy American products again.

Commerce Department suggests FCC deny China Mobile access to US market

The world’s largest carrier happens to also be owned by the Chinese government. While there are other intervening factors going on, Trump has a trade pawn.

ZTE moves another step closer to actual US ban reversal with appointment of new chairman

ZTE’s devastating US ban has technically not been lifted yet, but with a new chairman and board of directors, the Chinese company is getting closer.

Trump tries to talk to senators about ZTE, gets derailed by immigration

The talk of tech and tariffs was drowned out today by talk of “tender age” shelters and crying babies at the border. The president backed from his position.

Senate passes defense bill locking Huawei and ZTE out of US

President Trump will apparently brush against the will of Congress to lock Huawei and ZTE out of the US market, setting us up for a showdown.

US places tech tariff on China, but smartphones are not affected

Donald Trump ordered the tariffs citing “unfair practices” in intellectual property use. Mobile technology is not directly affected in the new levies.

Trump to fight Senate to protect ZTE access to US products

The Defense Department’s budget for the next year, as the senate has it written, will prevent ZTE from sourcing parts from US contractors.

ZTE imports ban won’t be lifted until it pays $1.4 billion in penalties

That’s $1 billion straight to the US Commerce Department and another $400 million lodged with an American escrow account.

ZTE agrees to ‘strictest’ US Commerce settlement to finally get back into business

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has officially announced an end to ZTE’s US ban, with the Chinese company required to cough up a whopping $1.4 billion.

Donald Trump lays out terms of ZTE reprieve: $1.3 billion, monitoring

The president is back on Twitter posting about ZTE again, but it follows up on his promise to save Chinese jobs and killing a harmful imports ban.