Business Briefs: Apple, mobile gaming, Carlsberg

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Newly proposed tariffs on Chinese goods would mean price hikes on certain Apple products. While some items are exempt, like laptops and iPhones, Apple says the tariffs would impact things like the Apple Watch and Air Pod headphones. President Trump responded on Twitter saying, “Apple should move production to the U.S. if the company wants to avoid the increases.”

Mobile gaming is a huge business that is about to get bigger. Research firm New-Zoo finds global mobile gaming revenue could top $100 billion by the year 2021, according to Cheddar. That’s 59 percent of the entire video game market. There’s nearly 580 million players worldwide. The report also has good news for phone companies stating the demand for mobile gaming is expected to increase sale of high-end smartphones.

After decades of environmental concerns, plastic six-pack rings could be going extinct. Brewing company Carlsberg says they will get rid of the plastic rings on its products. They will be replaced with new type of packaging made with recyclable glue. The strong glue will hold the cans together at their sides and after the cans snap apart everything can be recycled.

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