Apple shares jumped Monday after the U.S. and China reached a trade cease-fire, just as concern was ratcheting up that the iPhone maker would be next to be entangled in the trade dispute.
Apple gained 1.8 percent on the week's first day of trading after President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on additional tariffs on each other's goods at the start of the new year to allow for talks to continue for 90 days. The U.S. agreed to leave tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese products at 10 percent, instead of raising the rate to 25 percent, as threatened.
So far, iPhones have been exempt from tariffs, but the U.S. has said it would apply the taxes on the rest of Chinese exports to the U.S., which would include the iPhone and other tech products.
Trump last week specifically raised the option of a 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops.