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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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Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

07/27/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

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Apple leases 40,000 square feet for development accelerator in Bengaluru, India

07/25/2016, 10:07 am

Apple has signed a lease for over 40,000 square feet of office space for its planned Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, a report said on Monday.

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Indian PM's cabinet intervening to allow local Apple Stores - report

07/20/2016, 12:07 pm

Finally clearing out legal obstacles, the cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to approve an exemption enabling Apple's first retail stores in the country, a report said on Wednesday.

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India eases rules on local sourcing, paves way for country's first Apple Stores

06/20/2016, 10:06 am

The Indian government on Monday announced loosened policies towards local sourcing by foreign retailers, likely setting the stage for Apple launching its first stores in the country.

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India asking for commitment on manufacturing before approving Apple Stores

06/13/2016, 11:06 am

The Indian government is aiming to get a firm commitment from Apple on local manufacturing before authorizing the launch of any Apple Stores in the country, a report said on Monday.

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India could exempt Apple Stores from local sourcing rules for 2-3 years - report

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

An idea allegedly being floated by the Indian government could make proposed Apple Stores exempt from local sourcing regulations, but only for two to three years, according to a new report

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Apple to make Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan an Indian brand ambassador - report

06/02/2016, 09:06 am

Apple will be making Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan a brand ambassador for India, intensifying the company's profile in the country, according to a Thursday report.

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Prospect of Indian Apple Stores still on the table, minister says

05/30/2016, 09:05 pm

Despite rejection by the country's finance minister, Apple still has a chance at opening stores in India in the near future, another high-level government official indicated on Monday.

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Indian government publicly rejects Apple's desire to sell used iPhones

05/30/2016, 08:05 am

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

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Apple can add 62M iOS users in India but it won't be easy, analyst says

05/26/2016, 09:05 pm

Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.

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Indian finance minister shoots down prospect of local Apple Stores - report

05/25/2016, 09:05 am

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a ruling that Apple must follow local sourcing rules, potentially halting the company's near-term attemps to launch its first stores in the country.

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Local sourcing rules may still block Apple Stores from expanding into India

05/24/2016, 10:05 am

Apple may not have secured permission to open its first stores in India after all, though the company has not been shut out of the process, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks retail, manufacturing, encryption & more with Indian PM Modi

05/21/2016, 03:05 pm

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, talking about issues such as retail stores, manufacturing, and app development, according to reports.

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Apple working to bring entire product line to India, Tim Cook says

05/20/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued a tour of India on Friday, granting a one-on-one interview with a local television network that offered a bit more insight into the company's ambitions for the developing market.

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