2019 iPhone cameras take center stage in new leak

The iPhone XR is the first handset since the iPhone 5C to be launched in a wide range of colour options

The iPhone XR is the first handset since the iPhone 5C to be launched in a wide range of colour options

Last week was a busy one in Apple news.

Ives attributed the increase to the tariffs on batteries and other components made by Chinese suppliers, and expects Apple's costs could increase further if the U.S. government take steps to impose fresh 25% tariffs on $325 billion in Chinese goods.

In the case of the latter, the triple-camera setup, with an offset arrangement, has been suggested by so many reports that we're now starting to take things for granted, even though we're still months away from an official unveiling. On the higher-end models, the three cameras are arranged in a triangle and seated on a square bulge.

Last fall, a draft list of one of Trump's round of China tariffs would have affected the Apple Watch and Apple AirPods, for example, although the final list did not affect Apple's products.

Apple reported $51 billion in revenue in 2018 from "Greater China", which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan. To offset the costs from the new tariffs, Apple would need to pass that on to consumers by increasing the price of an iPhone XS by $160, up from its original sticker price of $1,000, Huberty estimates - inevitably hurting already the gadgets' already sluggish sales. That's Apple's third-biggest region, after the Americas and Europe. - Apple has so far absorbed the cost of this tax without increasing prices for consumers. In 2018, that region amounted to $51 billion in revenue, nearly a fifth of Apple's total revenue for the year.

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Apple has consistently opposed Trump's proposed tariffs, and Cook has personally told Trump that Apple does not support implementing taxes on imports from China.

Apple's $1,000 iPhones were expensive enough.

Last week, Japanese blog Mac Otakara said Apple will be changing a couple of the color options for the 2019 iPhone XR successor, replacing the current Coral and Blue colors with new Green and Lavender colors options.

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