iPhone-trioApple has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam to import and distribute iPhones directly in the country, one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Reuters.

Vietnam's national business registry website confirms that Apple Vietnam Limited Liability was established in Ho Chi Minh City on October 28 with a registered capital of 15 billion dong, or roughly $672,000 in U.S. dollars.

The Ho Chi Minh City-based firm will conduct wholesale businesses of various products including its signature smartphones, provide information technology and maintenance services as well as advising services, the announcement said.

Vietnam was one of Apple's fastest growing markets after iPhone sales tripled in the first half of its 2015 fiscal year, which is a growth rate five times faster than India, despite having a significantly smaller population, according to the report.

Apple also operates a subsidiary in Ireland for corporate tax-related purposes.

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CFreymarc Avatar
87 months ago
Saigon was a nice, very interesting city when I was there in 1971. Glad they they now have an Apple presence.
And I'll always call the place Saigon.
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MacsRgr8 Avatar
87 months ago
Asia is THE region for growth.
This is what Tim Cook is good at. Maximising Apple's chances by seeing the potentials and making huge deals.
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Chuck Kostalnick Avatar
87 months ago
It's great to see Apple being this aggressive in Asia. Keep those iPhone sales coming!
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ohbrilliance Avatar
87 months ago

a growth rate five times faster than India, despite having a significantly smaller population
I think MacRumors has confused the rate of growth with the increased number of units. If anything, it's less surprising that a smaller market can increase at a higher rate.
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