First Apple Store in India Delayed Due to Global Health Crisis

The first physical Apple retail store in India, promised by Apple CEO Tim Cook last year to open in 2021, has been delayed due to the worldwide health crisis, the company has confirmed to The Indian Express.

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Last year, during an earnings call, Apple CEO ‌Tim Cook‌ stated that his company plans to open its first official Apple Store in India by 2021. Clearly, due to the unforeseen and unpredictable challenges presented by the global health crisis, Apple has delayed its store opening in Mumbai.

In September, Apple tailored to its strong Indian customer base by opening an online store. This gave customers a direct way to purchase products from the company itself rather than from authorized retailers.

In the past, Cook and other Apple executives have remarked on India's importance, including in the latest quarterly earnings call, stating that Apple had grown double-digits in India, along with a few other countries.

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Darth Tulhu Avatar
38 months ago
Covid is no joke. It infuriates me that we have a viable mitigation in place but people are STILL dying left and right all over the world for dumbass capitalistic or political reasons.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tavsingh Avatar
38 months ago
We're happy with the online store.
Do something to decrease the 40%+ tax on Apple products.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElectricPotato Avatar
38 months ago

...mass covid-19 outdoor crematoriums
In the US we had refrigerated morgue trucks being filled by prison labor. The horrors of this pandemic are numbing. A delayed store opening does not even register.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
38 months ago
Hard to lament the delayed opening of an Apple store when there are mass covid-19 outdoor crematoriums in this country. God help them.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pro_the_legend Avatar
38 months ago
Forget the physical store, let them add support for the online store on the Apple store app. It’s a pain to shop from the website from the phone.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
38 months ago
Waiting eagerly for the 1st apple store in India. Would be nice if one store opens in Bangalore too.
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