'Disappointing' new iPhone sales due to trade and spy wars may have forced Tim Cook's China trip


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A lengthy report on Apple CEO's Tim Cook current visit in China shines a light on the real reasons he is traveling that far in a busy month for launches and announcements. No, it's not the Chinese "spy chip" scandal, this one was already debunked by Apple, but rather a real possibility that President Trump's trade war with China may hurt Apple's business.

Apparently, Tim Cook met with the Communist Party secretary there (yes, what a whiff of 80s nostalgia), whose office posted a statement that Apple could serve as a goodwill ambassador of sorts to the current fraught US-Sino ...