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Topic: India

Poor customer service is tarnishing Apple's image in India

02/13/2019, 01:02 am

A report on Tuesday illustrates Apple's struggle to offer high quality after-sales service to customers in India, a product for which the company is known globally but is unable to provide due to strict retail laws in the country.

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India backs down under corporate pressure, delays import tax on smartphone touch panels

02/06/2019, 01:02 pm

Originally set to take effect this month, the Indian government has postponed a tax on touch panel imports that would have impacted smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung.

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Apple, other smartphone makers push for export credits & tariff cuts in India

01/25/2019, 09:01 am

In a 174-page proposal, Apple and other members of the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association have called on the country's government to give them tariff cuts on machinery imports, as well as export credits on apps and devices, if it wants manufacturing growth to continue.

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Foxconn examining shift of iPhone assembly to India

01/22/2019, 08:01 am

Foxconn is examining an expansion into India to both skirt a potential US-imposed tariff, as well as to help Apple comply with Indian requirements to manufacture locally.

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India gets long-awaited turn-by-turn directions for Apple Maps

01/10/2019, 08:01 am

Long a staple in places like the U.S. and Canada, turn-by-turn directions for Apple Maps have finally come to the world's second-biggest country, India.

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Wistron pouring $340M into facilities associated with India iPhone production

01/02/2019, 08:01 am

Apple production partner Wistron is increasing its investment in manufacturing for the Indian market, with the upped spending being made to expand the plants that manufacture iPhones for the local market to avoid international import issues.

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Foxconn might start manufacturing flagship iPhone models in India

12/27/2018, 08:12 am

Foxconn appears ready to double-down on existing efforts in India and add to Apple's manufacturing options, as it looks to grow iPhone production beyond just low-cost models outside of China.

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India's commerce minister to meet with Apple to talk local manufacturing & offices

12/21/2018, 10:12 am

India's Commerce and Industry minister is reportedly meeting with Apple leadership in Davos, Switzerland in January to hash out further plans for manufacturing in India, including the possibility of setting up new corporate offices.

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Declining iPhone sales in India is a sign Apple is failing to adapt its business

12/18/2018, 02:12 pm

Apple has found India to be a difficult market to crack, with shipments of the iPhone reportedly slipping in the market as it struggles to compete against cheaper rivals in the country.

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Apple avoids iPhone ban in India by approving regulator's anti-spam app for download from the App Store

11/30/2018, 02:11 pm

Apple has ended a standoff with the telecommunications regulator of India, approving TRAI's anti-spam app for inclusion in the App Store, a move that also allows Apple to avoid threats from the regulator that could have led to the banning of iPhones from the country's mobile networks.

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Apple poaches Nokia veteran to head India operations

11/13/2018, 07:11 pm

Apple recently hired Nokia executive Ashish Chowdhary to lead its India operation, according to multiple reports on Tuesday, a move that forwards ongoing efforts to break into the vast and largely untapped market.

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Earnings, iPhone XR, India, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

11/09/2018, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the earnings call, iPhone XR, and Apple's presence in India.

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OnePlus plus has bit into Apple in India, and things may only get worse

11/07/2018, 09:11 am

Apple is facing not just lower iPhone sales in India during 2018, but even a shrinking userbase as it deals with the likes of Android-based phone maker OnePlus, according to new research data.

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Apple may face even higher iPhone taxes, import restrictions in India market

10/01/2018, 03:10 pm

Apple may face tougher trading conditions in India in the future, after a top advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted the country should restrict its import of luxury goods like the iPhone and tax them heavily, instead of raising interest rates to bolster the rupee.

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Apple Pay delayed in India over data storage and authentication rules

09/06/2018, 08:09 am

Apple customers in India won't be able to use Apple Pay in the country anytime soon, as a report claims a number of roadblocks are preventing the company from setting up its service in the potentially lucrative market.

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Apple donates $1M to Kerala flood relief efforts

08/26/2018, 01:08 am

After opening iTunes' donation mechanism earlier this week to help victims of the Kerala floods in India, Apple on Saturday pledged 70,000,000 Indian Rupees (about $1 million) to support Mercy Corps efforts in the region.

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Apple opens up iTunes & App Store donations for flooding in Kerala, India

08/22/2018, 02:08 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and App Store are on Wednesday being greeting by banners asking for donations to help flooding victims in Kerala, India.

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Apple looking to open premium franchise-owned stores in India

08/21/2018, 09:08 am

While Apple awaits permission to open full corporate-run retail stores in India, an expanded franchise retail footprint initiative may be underway.

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Apple likely headed to court over potential iPhone ban in India

08/09/2018, 08:08 am

The India government has refused Apple's request to exempt the iPhone from anti-spam laws regarding a mandatory anti-spam app, with the fight possibly ending up in the iPhone getting cut off from the country's cellular networks.

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Apple's new India chief pursues aggressive strategy to revive cold iPhone sales

08/06/2018, 09:08 am

Despite recent claims to the contrary, the new head of Apple's India operations, ex-Singapore executive Michel Coulomb, is reportedly pursuing an aggressive strategy to save iPhone sales in the country, which have dwindled to just 1 percent of the local phone market.

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