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Indian government approves Apple bid to open stores free of 30% sourcing policy

04/28/2016, 01:04 am

An Indian government committee this week recommended Apple be exempted from local sourcing regulations that previously kept the company from opening its own brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country.

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iPhones sold in India will require panic button starting in 2017

04/26/2016, 09:04 am

As of January 1, 2017, all phones in India -- including iPhones -- will have to have some form of panic button to improve the security of women in the country, according to a new government order.

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India to waive regulatory hurdle blocking Apple retail launch, report says

04/22/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.

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Apple rolls out 24-month corporate iPhone & iPad lease plans in India [u]

04/13/2016, 02:04 am

In an apparent bid to boost sales in India and gain a foothold in the developing market, Apple on Tuesday began offering corporate customers in the region attractive two-year lease plans for iPhone and iPad starting at 999 rupees (about $15) per month [updated].

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Indian court orders Apple to stop using 'Split View' name in trademark case

04/08/2016, 10:04 am

Delhi's High Court has ordered Apple to no longer use the term "Split View" in any of its products, following a trademark complaint by a software firm local to the city.

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Apple won't sacrifice profit margins to make iPhone SE affordable in India

04/06/2016, 11:04 am

When it launches in India on April 8, the iPhone SE will still command a 36 percent price premium there versus the U.S. -- likely keeping the device out of reach of most Indians, a report noted on Wednesday.

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Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob value' as Apple plans to sell used handsets

04/04/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

03/30/2016, 10:03 am

Although the announcement of the iPhone SE -- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro -- triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple's website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Apple hunting space for flagship Indian store & other first-wave outlets

03/21/2016, 11:03 am

Apple is already at work finding real estate for a flagship retail store in India, a move which has reportedly prompted Samsung to step up its retail game in the country as well.

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Apple working to import & sell pre-owned iPhones in India, report says

03/04/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple is seeking government approval to import and resell used iPhones in India, according to a statement by the country's telecommunications minister on Friday.

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Apple axes iPhone 4s and 5c from India lineup in search of higher ASP

02/17/2016, 12:02 am

After slashing the price of iPhone 5s in India last year, Apple has reportedly stopped selling entry-level iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c models in favor of a smartphone lineup more closely aligned with mature markets.

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Apple says new India tech center focused on Maps development, local market initiatives

02/16/2016, 11:02 am

Apple has confirmed recent reports that it plans to open an expansive new development office in India, revealing that the facility will serve its Maps team as well as "ambitious efforts locally."

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Apple, Inc set to open new $25 million tech center in Hyderabad, India by June

02/12/2016, 07:02 pm

Apple is reportedly opening its first technology development located in India, on 250,000 sq ft of land within the IT corridor of Hyderabad, next to facilities for Microsoft, Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant, reportedly within Tishman Speyer's WaveRock facility.

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Indian government ready to push through approval of local Apple Stores - report

02/08/2016, 09:02 am

The Indian government is said to be preparing to fast-track approval of the country's first Apple Stores, detouring normal rules about foreign ownership.

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Apple's iPhone sales up 133% in rapidly growing Middle East & Africa region

12/29/2015, 03:12 pm

While smartphone sales growth is slowing in many mature markets, annual shipments in the Middle East & Africa grew by 31 percent in Q3, nearly 3x faster than the global rate. Apple's premium iPhone sales grew by 133 percent in the region to enter the top five vendors by volume.

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Apple continues price adjustments in India, drops iPhone 6s series by up to 16%

12/21/2015, 09:12 am

Pricing on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in India has been reduced by between 11 and 16 percent, reflecting Apple's most aggressive approach yet with a new flagship handset in the world's second-most-populous country.

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Apple slashes iPhone 5s price in India by almost half

12/14/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday cut the price of the iPhone 5s in India down to 24,999 rupees ($372), a sharp reduction from the 44,500 rupees ($663) the device was selling for in September.

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Apple crossed $1 billion sales mark in India in 2015, official data shows

11/19/2015, 11:11 am

Apple achieved its first $1 billion in Indian sales in an annual period ending last March, according to newly-published data from India's Registrar of Companies.

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Apple to launch official retail presence in India with Croma partnership

10/12/2015, 06:10 pm

Consumers in India will soon get a taste of the Apple Store experience as local electronics chain Croma is preparing to launch store-within-a-store outlets at six locations in Mumbai and Bangalore.

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Apple to greatly expand retail presence in India with 500 'Authorized Mobility Resellers'

07/27/2015, 11:07 am

As a part of its newly-invigorated attempt to improve sales in India, Apple is reportedly working to help launch 500 "Authorized Mobility Reseller" locations in 12 different cities.

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