India is the World’s second-largest smartphone market, but until now, there was no way to buy an Apple Product directly from the company. There was neither any Official Offline Retail Store nor the Online Marketplace until today.
Apple has finally launched its Online Store in India with almost all the products available in the other parts of the World, including the listing of the latest iPad Air 4, iPad 8th Generation, Apple Watch Series 6, and SE.
With the Online Store open, the customers can enjoy the benefits of directly trading in their old device with the new iPhone, customize their MacBook Configuration, avail the AppleCare+, and a lot more. The company said it would also provide support to customers via chat or mobile, and encourage users to consult before purchasing with its team of specialists. Apple will also be following No-Contact Delivery to ensure safety amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. From October, Apple will launch Today At Apple sessions, and we might even see the Student or Education Discounts sometime in the future.
The biggest question would be if there would be a decrease in the price of Apple Products. The answer is No, at least not yet. The higher pricing of the products is due to the import taxes levied upon the devices when they get shipped to India after getting manufactured outside the country.
But as a piece of good news, Foxconn has already invested $1 Billion in India to start with the manufacturing of the upcoming devices. Apple already produces the iPhone 6s series, iPhone SE (1st and 2nd Generation), iPhone 7 series, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, which helps in cutting off the taxes hence a reduction in the price. According to the latest news, Apple is also planning to manufacture the iPhone 12 in mid-2021, which will help the Indians to grab the newest iPhone at an affordable cost.
We will also be seeing Offline Retail Stores on the Indian soil pretty soon, with reports suggesting that the company has started working not on one but two Offline Stores at Mumbai and Bengaluru, respectively.