Apple will soon launch its online store on the 23rd of September in India. Introducing a range of services for the first customers in the world’s largest smartphone market in more than 20 years. Since its operation in the country. Apple, which currently depends on offline retailers as well as third-party to sell its products in India. Mentioned that its online store will provide AppleCare+.
This prolongs the warranty on its hardware products by close to 2 years. And a trade-in program to enable customers to access reductions on the purchase of the latest iPhones. By returning former models. These features were currently not available in India. Customers will also be able to purchase Macs with custom configuration.
The statement of the senior vice president of Apple
Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People mentioned something in a statement. Deirdre O’Brien said:
“We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity. And by bringing the Apple Store online to India. We are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time”.
In January, TechCrunch reported that the maker of the iPhone was making plans to open its online store in India. In the 3rd quarter of this year. After 1 month, the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook verified this development. He also mentioned that the company will open its first physical store next year in the country.
On the company’s website, the company also mentioned its plans to provide financing options to customers in India. Also, the student will be granted an additional reduction on Apple accessories, as well as its products. From next month, it will also allow customers to check out free online sessions on photography and music from expert creatives. And they can also text on their AirPods in various Indian languages or inscribe emojis if they wish to.
Tim Cook’s comment
“We know how important it is for our customers to stay in touch with those they love and the world around them. We cant wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India with the Apple Store online on September 23!”.
The launch of the online store by Apple
The opening of the online store will mark a new beginning in the business of Apple in India. Where close to 99 percent of the market is being controlled by Android smartphones. The maker of the iPhone has now become more hostile in recent years in India.
Far back in July, Apple’s contract manufacturing partner, by name “Foxconn” started gathering the iPhone 11 in India. This was the first time Apple was assembling a recent generation iPhone model in the country locally.
Gathering handsets in India allows smartphone vendors not excluding Apple to keep away from closely 20 percent import duty. Of which the Indian government places on electronic products that are imported. Reducing the cost of its products is very important for Apple in India. That sells various kinds of its services already at zero level pice in the country. Apple Music and TV+ is not excluded.
Prices of the Apple iPhone and AirPods Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is priced starting from $1,487 in India. Compared to the same products which are priced starting from $1,009 in the United States. The AirPods Pro, which is priced at $249 in the United States was made accessible in India for $341. That was during the time of launch.