Apple will take multiple steps to mitigate the incoming 10% tariff on Chinese imports to the United States, Morgan Stanley believes, with the iPhone producer using non-Chinese assembly and supply lines for US-bound smartphones as a workaround that has been 16 months in the making.

The August 1 threat to levy a 10% tariff on $325 billion of electronics imported to the United States from China by President Donald Trump is one that would also cover Apple products, something previous tariffs that were implemented or threatened didn’t include. For the new tariff, due to start from September 1, all of Apple’s products from China arriving on US soil would be affected, with the company failing to secure tariff waivers this time around.

Källa: Apple has multiple options to lower potential import tariff impact