Apple fans are expected to have to pay up to 10% more than current prices for some electronic items when tariffs go into effect in September. The new tariffs will hit smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart speakers, and Bluetooth headphones starting on September 1.
That means that Apple, who is still manufacturing items heavily in China, will be hit harder than some. Apple fans will see increased prices on HomePod, AirPods, and Apple Watch. Additional tariffs on MacBook and iPhone have been waived until December reports The Verge.
Apple is reportedly looking at moving some manufacturing from China due to the tariffs. Apple argued against the tariffs last year, and the products were exempted.
Apple wrote in its letter at the time, “It is difficult to see how tariffs that hurt U.S. companies and U.S. consumers will advance the Government’s objectives with respect to China’s technology policies.”