10 dari 15 permintaan Apple telah diluluskan oleh pentadbiran Trump.
Bloomberg melaporkan, 10 daripada 15 komponen perkaksan yang digunakan pada Mac Pro telah mendapat kelulusan pengecualian daripada tarif 25% yang dikenakan A.S terhadap China.
Ia adalah berbeza dengan pendirian Presiden Trump sebelum ini di mana beliau dengan tegas menyatakan dalam ciapannya di Twitter sebelum ini bahawa “Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!”.
Dalam bulan Julai lalu, Apple telah memfailkan pengecualian bagi 15 komponen Mac Pro termasuklah aksesorinya daripada dikenakan tarif baru yang dikuat kuasakan A.S ke atas produk-produk yang dihasilkan dari negara tembok besar tersebut.
Berikut adalah 10 komponen Mac Pro yang diluluskan pengecualian dari tarif itu berdasarkan senarai di laman USTR (United States Trade Representative):-
- Graphics Processing Module – This product is an input that processes graphics data to render images on a computer screen.
Graphics processing module with dimensions of 337mm length x 164mm width x 40 mm height or 337mm length x 164 width x 80.1mm height. The module incorporates more than 1600 components, including a graphics processing unit with 36 or 64 computational units, and a full thermal enclosure. The module has either one HDMI port and 4 USB-C ports or two HDMI ports. The module inserts into an ADP system electrically via a PCIe connector and secures mechanically via clamp plates to a frame structure.
- Structural Frame for ADP – The principal function of the structural frame is to provide support for the various components housed in an ADP machine.
Structural frame for an automatic data processing machine comprised of stainless steel vertical bars, aluminum top bridge plate and bottom plate, and stainless steel feet, with dimensions of 210 mm wide x 529 mm tall x 442 mm deep. The vertical bars include directional bearings for a lift-off sleeve enclosure. The top bridge plate includes interfaces for precision sleeve alignment, sleeve retention latch, input/output logic board attachment, heatsink support, and antenna cavities.
- Structural Enclosure for ADP – The product provides structural support for the various components housed in an ADP machine.
Structural enclosure for an ADP machine comprised of stainless steel, an aluminum front plate, a removable top plate, and a bottom plate with a door. Its overall dimensions are 482mm wide x 541mm deep x 220mm tall. The front plate includes an input/output logic board attachment, heatsink support, and antenna cavities. The rear cage includes structural mountings for graphics processing units, a hard disk drive, and a power supply unit.
- Partially-Completed Main Logic Board – This product is an input that requires further processing to function as the main logic board in an ADP machine.
Partially-completed main logic board for an ADP machine with dimensions of 410mm length x 397mm width x 52mm height and incorporating more than 5,000 components, including integrated circuits, capacitors, resistors, connectors and other miniature electronic components. It does not include a central processing unit. The main logic board has twelve DIMM connectors and two NAND module connectors.
- Power Supply Unit – This product is an input to a finished ADP machine. The product converts alternating current to direct current to supply power to the ADP machine at the appropriate voltage.
Internal power supply unit with dimensions of 148mm length x 43 mm width x 335 mm height for use with an ADP machine. It is housed in an aluminum enclosure and is capable of operating at 1400W. The unit has a card edge that enables cable-free and blind mate interconnection to a main logic board and supports power transfer at multiple voltages (via voltage sense technology) and data communication. The power supply unit also integrates a system sleep indicator light that communicates error states.
- MLB Stiffener Assembly – This is an input that provides structural support to the MLB of an ADP machine.
Main logic board stiffener assembly that can cover an MLB of dimensions 410mm length x 397mm width x 52mm height, comprised of an aluminum stiffener and a polycarbonate seal.
- Accelerator Module – This product is an input that is used to enhance the graphics performance of an ADP machine.
Accelerator module with dimensions of 325mm length x 164mm width x 20mm height. The board inserts into an ADP system electrically via PCIe connector and secured mechanically via clamp plates to a frame structure. The board contains a full thermal enclosure capable of dissipating up to 75W of thermal power and runs at 50W of electrical power. The board does not have input/output ports.
- Magic Mouse 2 – The product is an input device (mouse) for an ADP machine.
Input device (mouse) for an ADP machine comprised of a seamless touch sensitive enclosure that enables the mouse to recognize single and multi-finger gestures as well as click inputs. The mouse can function as a single or multi-button mouse and has gesture support for left or right-handed users and optical tracking technology embedded underneath.
Its dimensions are as follows: height: 0.85 inch; width: 2.25 inches; depth: 4.47 inches; weight (without packaging): 0.22 pounds.
- Ladder Assembly – This product is an input that supports internal components of a computer.
Ladder-shaped internal structural element of an ADP machine, with dimensions of 153 mm length x 23 mm width x 421mm height. It is made of 20 percent glass-filled molded polycarbonate.
- Magic Trackpad 2 – The product is an input device (trackpad) for an ADP machine.
Input device (trackpad) for an ADP machine comprised of a low-profile edge-to-edge glass surface and four force-sensors underneath the surface that enables the user to click anywhere on the surface and can detect subtle differences in the amount of pressure that is applied. The trackpad recognizes single and multi-finger gestures, single button or two button commands, tap-to-click and physical clicks. Height: 0.19-0.43 inches; width: 6.3 inches; depth: 4.52 inches; weight: 0.51 pounds.
Manakala 5 lagi komponen Mac Pro ini masih dalam penelitian pihak USTR:-
- CPU Heatsink – This product is an input that dissipates the heat generated by a CPU.
Aluminum heatsink with dimensions 60.9mm length x 40.9mm width x 89mm height. The heatsink includes a heat pipe that utilizes phase change conduction to distribute heat to extremities and a mounting interface to connect to both a structural frame and main logic board.
- BIOS Printed Circuit Board – This product is an input that is used for connecting external devices to an ADP machine.
Back input/output system (BIOS) printed circuit board for an ADP machine with dimensions of 158mm length x 126mm width x 20mm height. The board has two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, and one audio jack port on a PCIe faceplate to allow passive air cooling of the module. The card edge of the board uses an 8-lane PCIe interface with a 0.65mm gold finger pin pitch.
- AC Power Cable – This product is an input that transmits the appropriate amount of electricity from the AC mains to the internal power supply in an ADP machine.
Alternating current (AC) power cable that transmits electricity from an AC mains to the internal power supply in an ADP machine. The power cable has a length of 1.87 meters and a diameter of 6.8 to 9.6 millimeters, and has a braided nylon jacket. The power cable has a rubber rectangular backstop behind the 3-hole insert that fits flush against the surface of the computer enclosure.
- Caster Wheel Assembly – The caster wheel assembly attaches to the bottom frame of an ADP machine for easy rolling and movement.
Modular caster wheel assembly having dimensions of 41mm wide x 73mm tall x 65mm deep for use with an ADP machine. The wheel assembly has a low-profile swivel bearing design and 16.25mm swivel lead distance. It also has a captive fastener mount. The center frame, stem and hubs are made from 316LI polished stainless steel, and the tires are made from polyurethane over polycarbonate.
- Data Cable – The product connects an ADP machine to various external accessories, such as cellular phones and tablets, for charging and transmitting data.
USB-C to Lightning cable for an ADP machine having a length of 1.0 meter and a diameter of 4.2 millimeters capable of charging computer accessories, cellular phones, tablets and wireless communication devices. The cable includes a chip at each connection enabling it to communicate with and transfer data to and from computer accessories, cellular phones, tablets and wireless communication devices.
Apple sebelum ini telah dilaporkan akan memindahkan pemasangan bagi komputer Mac Pro terbaru mereka dari kilang di Texas ke China.
Pihak Apple telah berusaha keras bagi mendapatkan pengecualian tarif baru 25% yang dikenakan A.S ke atas China yang telah pun berkuat kuasa bermula 1 September lalu dari pentadbiran Trump.
Sebelum ini, Apple menyatakan bahawa sebahagian besar produk utama mereka akan terkesan dengan tarif tersebut termasuklah iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Apple Watch, AirPod dan iMac.