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Tim Cook is well-known figure among Americans. However, at the Workforce Policy Advisory Board, President Donald Trump unequivocally called Tim Cook "Tim Apple". Trump's mistake quickly turned into an internet meme, today, Tim Cook joined the fun by changing his Twitter username to "Tim ".

"We're going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in. People like Tim - you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do from the beginning. You used to say, 'Tim, you gotta start doing it here,' and you have really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple."
Trump does that very often. What's interesting is that he usually changes his name to a more persuasive name. He even changed the name of Lockheed Martin's CEO to Marillyn Lockheed. It's unclear if he's link people to the companies they associated with or just purposely doing that just for fun.

Nevertheless, you will need an Apple device to see the Apple character, as other operating system like Android don't use the same character set.

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, US President Trump said he might consider signing a 10% tariff on iPhones and Apple products imported from China. Trump is all set to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week and that if the negotiations are going well, he will be prepared to introduce additional tariffs on goods that are currently not taxed.

The report points out that the US government has been worried about the reaction of consumers if these goods need to be taxed, but Trump believes that if they charge 10% tariff on mobile phones and laptops, people will still accept that: "I mean, I can make it 10%, and people could stand that very easily."
He said the tariffs could also be placed on iPhones and laptops imported from China. The administration has been worried about a consumer reaction should such items be subject to levies.

"Maybe. Maybe. Depends on what the rate is," the president said, referring to mobile phones and laptops. "I mean, I can make it 10%, and people could stand that very easily."
Apple had previously sent a letter to the US government urging it not to impose tariffs affecting Apple products, hoping that the government would look for other more effective ways to handle the problem. Currently, Apple devices are all exempt from tariffs, we may see a price hike if Trump plans to implement tariffs. And because of that, Apple's stock has dropped 2.03% in after hours trading.

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In a letter sent to Trump administration, Apple says the proposed $200 billion tariffs on Chinese goods would affect its wide range of products and rather to find "other, more effective" solutions instead. And now, Trump responds in a tweet suggests Apple build products in the United States to avoid this sort of concerns.

The affected products include Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, Beats headphones, AirPort wireless routers, Apple Pencil, Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, MacBooks, Mac mini, cables, charger, and adapters. The company worries the tariffs would lead to more expensive Apple products for customers, which could also lower U.S. economic growth.

Trump, on the other hand, arguing that if Apple willing to build its products in the United States, there will be no tariffs or tax concerns whatsoever. The president urging Apple to build new plants here in the US, and can't wait to hear any new efforts.

Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China – but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive. Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now. Exciting!

However, the problem is that even let Apple produce products in the U.S., the price will also go higher because of the average pay here is much higher than Chinese Foxconn workers' $3.34. Either Apple needs to find other places than China or pursuing Trump to cancel the tariff attack.

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