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5 Ways The Trump Administration Could Shake Up Apple

Issues such as encryption and taxes could become front and center for Apple as the new administration is set to take over.

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U.S. Manufacturing Plant

Trump's stated plans to seek a Chinese import tariff come in the context of spurring U.S. companies to make more of their products in the U.S. So, depending on how the Trump administration chooses to act, it's possible Apple will explore opening a U.S. manufacturing plant in response. Already, Apple has reportedly asked iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to look into moving iPhone production to facilities in the U.S. Though that, too, would likely result in an increase in price for the iPhone. Reports suggest that Apple has done a small amount of manufacturing in the U.S. in recent years, including the manufacturing of Mac Pros in Texas and some iMacs in California, but on the whole Apple hasn't had major manufacturing in the U.S. since 2004. Trump told Axios this week that he believes Cook has "eyes open to" doing iPhone manufacturing in the U.S., adding, "I think he'd like to do something major here."

 
 
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