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It doesn’t matter if Apple spends another $60 Billion in 2019 on top of $60 Billion dollars already spent in 2018 on American Manufacturers. Because they are not doing out of altruism but rather out of necessity. They wouldn’t have an iPhone if American Manufacturers don’t sell to Apple much like ZTE found out the hard way.
Secondly, the reason Americans don’t see this $60Billion dollars impact their economy in a positive manner is because even Apple’s suppliers and manufacturers don’t manufacture at home. They outsource to Asia and Mexico. Hence what Trump said was absolutely true “Apple benefits China more than it benefits US” regardless of how many numbers are being thrown around.
My take-away from the presentation? "What happened to the Iphone 9?" Anyways, Apple Watch Series 4 had some serious improvements from edge to edge display to the health centric ECG scanner. IphoneX (R) looked to be the best value for the money where you are getting all the features and hardware of it's more expensive cousin minus the OLED display, a telephoto camera lens and settling for an IP67 water resistance hardware compared to an IP68 you get with the more expensive cousin, for a total of $750 thus saving you $250 dollars in the process. Great phones overall. Specially the dual e-sim/nano sim feature will liberate a whole lot of users from being tied to a single carrier. Buying an unlocked Iphone is still the best strategy to fully avail the dual sim feature as phones by extension the sims can still be locked by carriers. One glaring fact, the core processor power improvement of A12 Bionic over A11 Bionic is only 15%! Ouch! Not counting the number of cores, just comparing pure performance.
Koll3man said: Yeah big win for Apple, not so much for future iPhone users but who cares Qualcomm makes the best mobile phone modems? These are just unimportant details.