$50 price bump for Trump’s U.S. iPhones is just as realistic as his hair

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Yeah, we're pretty incredulous about your ideas, too, Mr. Trump.
Yeah, we're pretty incredulous about your ideas, too, Mr. Trump.
Photo: Gage Skidmore/FlickrCC

Would you shell out an extra $50 for your iPhone if it were made in the United States?

Maybe, but getting consumers to pay more isn’t even the most unrealistic aspect of Donald Trump’s goal of forcing Apple to bring manufacturing back to America.

Get the Foxconn experience with new tourist factory

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Tim Cook meeting an iPhone manufacturer in China.
Tim Cook meeting an iPhone manufacturer in China.
Photo: Apple

With its allegations of sweatshop conditions and worker suicides, even the masterful spin provided by Steve Jobs wasn’t able to turn negative public opinion about Foxconn, one of the main manufacturers which builds Apple devices.

But Foxconn is hoping to change people’s minds about its facilities — by opening a new “technology tourism factory” in Jiangsu, China, designed to give outsiders a peak into a (carefully managed) version of the Foxconn working experience.