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Apple rumored to begin iPhone production in India by end of 2017

12/29/2016, 05:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.

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Apple seeks tax benefits, label law waivers to build iPhones in India & boost local sales

12/29/2016, 09:12 am

Apple continues to work with the Indian government to penetrate the growing mobile market, and is seeking relaxed product labelling laws, as well as tax benefits to start manufacturing the iPhone inside the country, which is now the second largest smartphone market in the world.

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Indian Trade Ministry authorities talking local manufacturing with Apple

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple to establish centralized distribution center in India, report says

12/02/2016, 01:12 am

According to a report published Friday, Apple is looking to consolidate its logistics operations in India, and thus gain more control over regional sales channels, by establishing a centralized distribution center in the country.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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Apple seeks financial incentives before setting up Indian manufacturing

11/07/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is seeking financial handouts from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to a new report.

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Indian government snaps up Cellebrite tech to help crack iPhones & other devices

11/04/2016, 11:11 am

The Indian government is reportedly buying rights to the same Cellebrite technology the FBI may have turned to when trying to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

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Apple makes slow pivot to India as China sales cool

10/25/2016, 07:10 pm

Once Apple's largest growth market, revenues from Greater China slid 30 percent during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, prompting the company to turn at least part of its focus toward prospects in India.

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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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