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Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing includes breaks on taxes & duties for imports

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Ahead of a meeting on Jan. 25, Apple has sent out a list of concessions it wants from the Indian government before setting up local manufacturing -- though it won't necessarily push to get them all, according to a report.

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Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands to Modi in October letter

01/18/2017, 10:01 pm

Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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India promises 'open mind' when looking at Apple demands for local manufacturing

01/18/2017, 09:01 am

The Indian government will adopt an "open mind" when examing Apple's demands before setting up local manufacturing in the country, the country's Information Technology Minister said on Wednesday.

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Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

01/09/2017, 10:01 am

An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

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Apple's negotiations with India continue, government officials reluctant to give more tax breaks

01/05/2017, 10:01 am

More information regarding Apple's possible entry into India's manufacturing and retail markets has emerged, with government officials making statements before a full ruling suggesting Apple would not receive any special tax incentives to do business in the country that wouldn't also apply to other companies.

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Assembly company Wistron looking to expand India factories, possibly for future iPhone construction

01/04/2017, 08:01 am

Recent supply chain reports suggest that once and possibly future iPhone manufacturer Wistron is expanding its efforts in India, possibly as a way to help Apple fulfill local sourcing requirements for future iPhones.

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Apple rumored to begin iPhone production in India by end of 2017

12/29/2016, 05:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.

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Apple seeks tax benefits, label law waivers to build iPhones in India & boost local sales

12/29/2016, 09:12 am

Apple continues to work with the Indian government to penetrate the growing mobile market, and is seeking relaxed product labelling laws, as well as tax benefits to start manufacturing the iPhone inside the country, which is now the second largest smartphone market in the world.

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Indian Trade Ministry authorities talking local manufacturing with Apple

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple to establish centralized distribution center in India, report says

12/02/2016, 01:12 am

According to a report published Friday, Apple is looking to consolidate its logistics operations in India, and thus gain more control over regional sales channels, by establishing a centralized distribution center in the country.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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Apple seeks financial incentives before setting up Indian manufacturing

11/07/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is seeking financial handouts from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to a new report.

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Indian government snaps up Cellebrite tech to help crack iPhones & other devices

11/04/2016, 11:11 am

The Indian government is reportedly buying rights to the same Cellebrite technology the FBI may have turned to when trying to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

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Apple makes slow pivot to India as China sales cool

10/25/2016, 07:10 pm

Once Apple's largest growth market, revenues from Greater China slid 30 percent during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, prompting the company to turn at least part of its focus toward prospects in India.

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Apple partners with Flipkart for online iPhone 7 sales in India

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Apple has entered a direct partnership with Indian's biggest e-commerce storefront, Flipkart, in advance of the local iPhone 7 launch on Oct. 7, a report said on Friday.

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India urges Apple, others to embed government-funded biometric ID technology into smartphones

09/13/2016, 10:09 pm

India's government recently invited Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to discuss embedding government-funded biometric technology into products sold within the country as part of an effort to register and authenticate its citizens. Apple did not attend.

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Apple again rumored to manufacture iPhone in India

09/06/2016, 09:09 pm

As Apple looks to break into India's burgeoning smartphone market, a report on Tuesday claims the company is in talks with Foxconn to potentially manufacture iPhone in the region.

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Apple loses ground in Indian smartphone market, iPhone 5s still favored over SE - research

08/22/2016, 11:08 am

Despite Apple attempts to push deeper into the Indian smartphone market, the iPhone is still largely failing to gain traction, according to a recent research study.

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Apple one step closer to Indian stores after latest finance ministry decision

08/10/2016, 11:08 am

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a proposal that would allow single-brand retailers like Apple to be exempt for local sourcing rules for three years if they provide "cutting-edge" technology.

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iPhone sales volume drops, Apple's market share falls in growing India

08/05/2016, 10:08 am

Apple may consider India one of its important markets for the future, but its sales performance in the country in 2016 has fallen 35 percent year over year, causing a significant loss in overall marketshare, new estimates show.

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