Will India approve Apple stores?
Apple iPhones are very popular but Apple does not have a store, as incredible as this might sound.
India is a fast-growing market where Apple wants to be represented by authentic retail stores. Up until now, customers in India could only buy Apple products from third-party resellers.
In the last few months, Apply has noticed a decrease in sales in USA and China, so they need to find a fresh market to explore. They want to sell iPhones, iPads, and iPods online and in stores. India seems like a good place to explore this opportunity.
The Indian government has to approve the request made by Apple first, and this might take a while. Once Apple opens the first store in India, there will be a new opportunity for future development. It is possible to expect iPhones to be made in India. Apple stores in India would create the perfect opportunity for Apple to access the Asian market.
While this would seem to be positive news for India, many voices are unsure about this step. Will it affect the local economy? Will it create jobs or troubles for the people? Will this damage the other companies who gained their place and are already operating in the Indian market?