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Topic: India

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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Call reporting function in iOS 12 may help Apple avoid iPhone ban in India

07/30/2018, 09:07 am

The stand-off between Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) may be ending, after Apple reportedly advised the regulator the company a method is on the way in iOS 12 to add a Do Not Disturb app on the country's iPhones, in order to avoid an iPhone ban on the country's mobile networks.

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TRAI anti-spam app rules could force iPhones off Indian phone networks

07/20/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's reluctance to allow a spam-reporting iOS app from India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) onto the App Store may be bad news to its customers, after the regulator introduced a new policy that could force carriers to ban iPhones from their mobile networks if the app isn't accepted.

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Apple loses three Indian executives as company struggles with iPhone sales

07/15/2018, 05:07 pm

Three high-level Apple executives in India have reportedly left the company, amid signs the company is liable to see local iPhone sales decline even further in 2018.

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Apple starts iPhone 6s mass production in India to combat import duty hikes

06/26/2018, 10:06 am

Apple has reportedly started commercial production of a second iPhone in India, with a Wistron facility manufacturing the iPhone 6s for sale in the region alongside the iPhone SE, a move that will help Apple avoid import duties for the second India-produced model.

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LTE Apple Watch Series 3 now available in India without monthly wireless fee [u]

05/10/2018, 08:05 pm

Seven months after GPS-only versions of Apple Watch Series 3 went up for sale in India, customers in the country can now buy LTE-capable models of the wearable through two major wireless carriers.

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Apple grew 44% in India, generating half the revenues but 10x the profits of Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo in FY 2017

04/30/2018, 06:04 am

Apple's Fiscal Year 2017 (ending in March) revenues in India grew YoY by 17 percent and its profits in the subcontinent grew by 44 percent, despite intense competition from Samsung and a series of Chinese makers working to flood the emerging nation with cheap smartphones.

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Apple's geographically limited India app accelerator hampering iOS development growth

04/16/2018, 09:04 am

Though Apple featured the India-developed Froggipedia at its March 27 iPad event, the company may need to ramp up its outreach to foster more iPhone and iPad apps in the country, a report suggested on Monday.

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Apple trialing iPhone 6s Plus production in India in bid to cut costs

04/13/2018, 09:04 am

Apple's lone assembly partner with a footprint in India, Wistron, has reportedly entered trial production of the iPhone 6s Plus there -- despite that device being nearly three years old.

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Apple cooperation on India's 'Do Not Disturb' iPhone app torpedoed over privacy concerns

03/27/2018, 09:03 am

Despite nominally coming to an agreement to help India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) with an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" app, Apple has effectively stopped cooperating, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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Questionable report claims 'iPhone SE 2' built solely in India, launch held up by government

03/23/2018, 10:03 am

A new report claims that the "iPhone SE 2" is coming at some point after the "Field Trip" event, and not only will be produced exclusively in India, but the global launch is being delayed by the India government for reasons unknown.

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Wistron gains approval to build new factory for potential iPhone production expansion in India

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Apple production partner Wistron has successfully received approval to develop more land in India to fuel expansion for its manufacturing efforts, a move that could lead to the firm producing the iPhone 6s in the region in the future.

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Apple's Cook uses photos from India's Holi festival to promote iPhone X

03/02/2018, 02:03 pm

To promote the rear camera on the iPhone X, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to share three photos from the Indian festival of Holi.

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Apple's iPhone X takes top premium smartphone spot in India, crushing OnePlus, Samsung

01/31/2018, 09:01 am

Despite intense competition from China's OnePlus, South Korea's Samsung and others, Apple has retained the lead in India's premium smartphone market, crushing Samsung (which exceeded Apple's share last year) and severely blunting the formerly rapid expansion of OnePlus.

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