A Tariff Theory About Apple’s iOS 13 Surprise

Apple may have rushed to get its new iPhones shipped to beat Trump tariffs that didn’t come

Charles Arthur
OneZero
Published in
9 min readSep 3, 2019

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Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, talks about the upcoming iOS 13 at WWDC 2019.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, talks about the upcoming iOS 13 at WWDC on June 3, 2019. Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP/Getty

AA little over a week ago, Apple surprised developers by issuing a new beta of its iOS 13 operating system, which will run on the upcoming iPhones expected in September. Every year, Apple releases iOS developer betas for its x.0…

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Charles Arthur
OneZero

Tech journalist; author of “Social Warming: how social media polarises us all” and two others. The Guardian’s Technology editor 2005–14. Speaker, moderator.