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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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Wistron close to India land deal for expanded iPhone SE fabrication, start of iPhone 6s manufacture

01/31/2018, 08:01 am

Wistron appears to be lurching closer to a land deal to expand its factories devoted to Apple iPhone production in India, and may start cranking out the iPhone 6s relatively soon.

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India loosens 30 percent sourcing requirement on sale goods, paving the way for Apple Stores

01/15/2018, 10:01 am

The India government has loosened up -- but not eliminated -- a 30 percent rule that was putting a damper on Apple's plans to open up retails stores in the country.

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Apple reportedly replaces outgoing India chief with South Asia director

12/19/2017, 06:12 pm

Following revelations that Apple's India chief Sanjay Kaul has stepped down, a report on Tuesday claims the company is replacing the executive with another country head formerly in charge of South Asia operations.

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Apple's India chief reportedly departs amid sluggish sales

12/18/2017, 10:12 pm

On the heels of Apple's decision to increase iPhone prices in India, a move expected to further slow stagnant device sales, the company's head of operations in the region is reportedly stepping down.

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Apple hikes most India iPhone prices after tax hike, with iPhone X topping out at $1,647

12/18/2017, 10:12 am

Apple has raised the prices of several iPhone models in India, reacting to a recent increase of import taxes on electronics.

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India hikes import tax on cellphones, liable to hit Apple's iPhone hardest

12/15/2017, 09:12 am

The Indian government is raising import taxes on cellphones from 10 to 15 percent, which could put pressure on Apple to accelerate local iPhone manufacturing.

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India not likely to cave to Apple's taxation, import law change demands for manufacturing expansion

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

Apple and India are once again at loggerheads about expanding iPhone manufacture in the company, and the country's taxation authority is not likely to concede to demands for more slack in local part sourcing requirements, a lighter tax burden on imported components, or the call for governmental assistance with capital investment.

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India's Commerce and Industry Minister signals support for Apple's manufacturing expansion

11/27/2017, 10:11 am

Efforts to increase manufacturing of Apple products in India have received support from the country's Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, with the official claiming the Centre will support the company in setting up new lines, and is apparently awaiting a formal proposal.

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Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' rumored to ship in first half of 2018, made in India

11/22/2017, 10:11 am

Apple is reportedly planning to ship a second-generation iPhone SE in the first of half of next year, assembled by Wistron at facilities in Bangalore, India.

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Apple says it will help make limited anti-spam iPhone app for Indian government

11/15/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has reportedly bowed to pressure from the Indian government and will help it build an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" anti-spam app, albeit with more limited capabilities than the Android version.

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Wistron looking to add new Apple-centric factory after iPhone SE successes in India

11/07/2017, 08:11 am

Apple's iPhone SE supplier in India, Wistron, has reportedly identified a few areas where it could build a new plant to continue building the company's products locally.

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Apple introduces international iPhone warranty for Indian customers alongside iPhone 8 & X

10/27/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple has reportedly introduced an international warranty for iPhone buyers living in India, letting them get an iPhone outside the country and still receive support at home.

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Apple's Eddy Cue says Apple Pay coming to India, no firm date set

10/16/2017, 11:10 am

Apple Pay is in development for India, senior Apple executive Eddy Cue revealed in an interview published on Monday -- though there's no indication of when it will go live.

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Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching music production with Logic Pro X

10/11/2017, 10:10 am

Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two "Mac Labs" for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician A.R. Rahman.

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India may grant Apple retail presence, tax breaks in exchange for building iPhones locally

10/05/2017, 08:10 am

Apple has asked the Indian government for a number of exemptions following the start of production of iPhones within the country, and officials signaled on Thursday that they are weighing the requests.

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Spat between Apple & India over 'Do Not Disturb' app could lead to new data rules

09/06/2017, 12:09 pm

The impasse between Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India over the country's "Do Not Disturb" app could be swung by future rules that would force Apple to allow it, a report suggested on Wednesday.

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Head of Indian telecoms regulator says Apple dragging its heels on government 'do not disturb' app

08/08/2017, 11:08 am

Apple is being "anti-consumer" and engaging in "data colonization" by so far refusing to approve an official government "do not disturb" app for the iPhone, according to the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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Apple could buy into Bollywood video content with Eros Group deal

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly among several companies in talks to buy up the complete film and music library of Eros Group, an Indian movie production studio with a number of famous Bollywood hits.

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Apple said to be targeting March quarter 2018 launch for second-gen iPhone SE

08/04/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple assembly partner Wistron is allegedly preparing to expand its production in India, setting the stage for a second-generation iPhone SE shipping in the first quarter of 2018.

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