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.
The iPhone 6s is replacing the iPhone SE for local production and sales. It's expected to be more popular and save Apple from more taxes.
Donald Trump ordered the tariffs citing "unfair practices" in intellectual property use. Mobile technology is not directly affected in the new levies.
The deal would value Sprint shares at $6.50 apiece. It could be announced as early as Sunday. But it would have a long road to go before it closes.
National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow said that Donald Trump and he "enjoyed" meeting with the CEO of Apple and talked about business in the US and China.
Apple's manufacturing partner in India has worked on producing the iPhone SE for domestic consumers. With import taxes rising, this could be a good salve on the price of the popular iPhone model.
The duty was only introduced in July and has gone up twice, including this time. The price of the iPhone X has gone up 6.8 percent since its launch.
The carrier would have made rare income after expenses, but the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act gave billions of dollars of benefit on paper.
The company is also providing a double match to any employee making charitable contributions this year up to $10,000. This as Tim Cook declines to pass along Apple's savings to customers.
It has not gotten exactly what it wanted in US tax reform, particularly in repatriation costs. But it will go on ahead with plans to break ground and infuse money into domestic manufacturing.
Two corporate titans that just happen to be in the telecom business are giving massive bonuses to their rank and file to celebrate corporate tax reduction.
The Sprint prepaid carrier is pulling a T-Mobile... or, to be more correct, a MetroPCS. Yep, way more correct. And there's free money to be had.
The iPhone 8 is expected to cost $1,000 from the get-go. Imagine if it were made in the US? Factories and jobs are expensive. Is the answer tax breaks?
A faster Touch ID sensor, same form factor and a new point of origin. But when will it come and how much will an iPhone SE 2 cost?
OnePlus is importing the new model into India because it claims that current quality requirements put a damper on local production efficiency.
Apple wants to sell its iPhones directly to consumers. It's working on factories with a partner firm, but it wants permission to sell cheaper phones.
T-Mobile continues its crusade against taxes and fees, giving existing and new customers back 11.2 percent of the price of any new smartphone.
A proposed law would assess a $20 fee to those interested in viewing porn on their phone, tablet or any sort of web-connected computer.
Apple's valued at half a trillion dollars. It gave $9.2 million in taxes to the city it lives in. The mayor of Cupertino, however, says the city needs more.
US citizens have never really had to pay internet access taxes, just like many other countries. They might never have to.
The country has its first-ever "internet czar." He wants to see US tech companies taxed and conform to Russian rules.