On Friday, the Cupertino, California-based manufacturer of iPhone, Apple Inc. had issued a statement saying that the United States’ largest tax-paying tech conglomerate had been set to launch its first online store in India as early as by next week, as the iPhone maker appears to be fleshing up its footings into one of the world’s largest smartphone markets amid a latest tug of war between the world’s first- and second-largest economy which might even witness a ban in the imports of Apple products into China, the world’s No.
1 smartphone market. In point of fact, latest move of Apple Inc. to set off an online store in India came forth months after it had released a budget iPhone in a bid to better compete in the emerging markets as a flurry of Chinese smartphone vendors likes of Oppo and Xiaomi seemed to have rubbed out the demands of high-priced Apple products, while a growing concern over the Sino-US trade frontiers thought to have forced the American smartphone maker to launch its own online store in India since a Chinese state media had reported on May this year that the pro-CCP Government of China had been looking to incline a sweeping ban on imports of a slew of US-based tech items which in effect could impact Apple products as well.
Apple to launch online stores in India on Sept. 23 ahead of a Hindu festive season
Meanwhile, as the Cupertino-based iPhone maker appears to be capitalizing on a Hindu festive season as early as next month, adding that the September 23 launch of Appel Inc.’s online store in India would likely to expand its customer-base in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets across the globe, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook tweeted on Saturday, “Can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India”.
Nevertheless, as of now the American tech conglomerate has been selling off its products through a number of online and offline retailers in India, a home to roughly 1.4 billion people and 560 million internet users according to data from Statista.com.