India is one of the busiest and fast-growing smartphone markets in the world and is all set to get the first-ever Apple online store to open there. An anonymous person with confidential knowledge regarding the news said that the online store would be opened next month just ahead of Hindu's biggest festival Diwali.
Apple products were previously limited to third-party resellers in India for a long time, but these restrictions were lifted in 2019. As per TechCrunch's reports, Apple had planned to open its online stores in India earlier to increase its first-party and direct sales.
Furthermore, Apple has also located various places in India to open its retail stores there. Over the past few years, Apple has manufactured some low-cost iPhones in order to meet the local investment requirements in India. Currently, the tech giant company is assembling two of its models, i.e., iPhone SE and iPhone 11 in India, along with its partners Wistron and Foxconn, respectively.
Right now, Apple is afforded by the high and elite classes in the country due to high import charges, but since the rules have been eased, it will result in making the Apple products much affordable for Indian users, and Apple's growth in the country would increase drastically.