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Apple Could Face Investigation in India Over App Store In-App Purchase System

Thursday September 2, 2021 1:25 am PDT by
Apple could be facing a widespread investigation into the App Store in India, and more specifically, the company's in-app purchasing system, which grants it a 15% to 30% commission for all purchases made, reports Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), which oversees cases of possible anti-competitive and antitrust behavior, is reviewing an antitrust challenge case against Apple...
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First Apple Store in India Delayed Due to Global Health Crisis

Friday August 6, 2021 2:18 am PDT by
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. 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...

Apple Now Accepting UPI, Rupay Cards and Net Banking for App Store Payments in India

Friday July 30, 2021 12:26 am PDT by
Apple has started accepting App Store and iTunes payments in India using UPI and Rupay cards and Net Banking. Apple adds UPI payments to App Store in India pic.twitter.com/idIeKbpwPP— Ganesh (@ganeshkulkarni) July 30, 2021 The acceptance of RuPay and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) cards means Apple users in India will be able to use the domestic payment systems as alternatives to regular ...
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Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Quality Rolling Out in India

Monday July 19, 2021 10:33 am PDT by
Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and ‌Apple Music‌ Lossless are now rolling out to ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers in India, based on reports circulating on Twitter. The new ‌Apple Music‌ features began rolling out to customers in other countries at the beginning of June, but Apple delayed the launch in India. Since June, the ‌Apple Music‌ website in India has had a "coming soon" label,...
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Apple's Online Store in India Drives Significant Shipment Growth in Q1 2021

Monday June 28, 2021 3:17 am PDT by
Apple enjoyed a "significant increase" in shipments in India in the first quarter of 2021, according to Canalys, suggesting the opening of its online store in the country late last year has been reaping rewards for the company (via DigiTimes). Launched in September 2020, Apple's Indian online store offers a full range of Apple products and accessories with shopping assistance from Apple...
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Apple Music Spatial Audio Coming Soon to India

Tuesday June 15, 2021 11:18 am PDT by
Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and ‌Apple Music‌ Lossless quality started rolling out to ‌Apple Music‌ users last week, but customers in India have noticed that the two new features are not yet available. On Twitter, ‌Apple Music‌ users in India have been questioning why Spatial Audio is not available and when it might be launching, especially because the feature has been coming...
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Foxconn's iPhone 12 Output in India Hit By Local Lockdowns

Tuesday May 11, 2021 3:23 am PDT by
iPhone 12 production at a Foxconn factory in India has been cut by more than 50% amid a lockdown, and multiple reported cases of COVID-19 infections for workers at the plant, according to a new report from Reuters. The main factory located in Tamil Nadu, a state under extreme lockdown measures, has been forced to significantly cut back on production. According to sources who spoke to Reuters,...
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Wistron Resumes iPhone Production at Violence-Hit India Factory

Thursday March 11, 2021 2:39 am PST by
Apple supplier Wistron has reportedly restarted operations at its iPhone manufacturing facility in India, where workers caused widespread damage late last year over claims of unpaid wages. In a machine translation from Chinese-language paper United Daily News: Indian media reported that the local Minister of Industry, Jagadish Shettar, stated that Wistron had resumed production at the...
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Apple Set to Begin iPhone 12 Production in India

Tuesday March 9, 2021 3:40 am PST by
Apple will soon start flagship iPhone 12 production on Indian soil for local customers, the company said on Tuesday (via Punjab News Express). "We are proud to be starting production of iPhone 12 in India for our local customers," Apple told the Indo-Asian News Service in a statement. "Apple is dedicated to making the best products and services in the world to delight our customers," the...
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IDC: Apple Was Third Largest Seller of Tablets in India in 2020

Monday March 1, 2021 3:57 am PST by
Apple enjoyed considerable gains in the Indian tablet market last year, growing its market share and increasing shipments by 13% year-on-year, according to data from IDC. For the year, Apple replaced the local Indian maker iBall to become the third-largest shipper of tablets in the country. Compared to 2019, Apple saw its shipments of the iPad increase by 13%, but still "struggled with stock ...
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iPhone Production in India Reportedly Impacted By Tensions Along Chinese Border

Friday February 19, 2021 12:43 am PST by
Apple's iPhone production in India is starting to feel the impact of geopolitical tensions between India and China, due to limitations in the issuances of entrance visas, the South China Morning Post reports. India and China have been in a state of heightened tension following clashes at the border earlier last year. India has banned a number of Chinese apps, and is now issuing visas to...
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iPhone Assembler Pegatron Acquires Land for Production Base in India

Thursday February 18, 2021 3:04 am PST by
Apple supplier Pegatron says it has spent $14.2 million to buy the rights to use a plot of land for building a factory in Channai, India. Via a DigiTimes report: Pegatron will set up a manufacturing base on the factory site mainly for production of iPhone smartphones, with production to begin the earliest in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources, adding Pegatron plans to...
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Apple Lobbies Indian Government to Begin Local iPad Production

Thursday February 18, 2021 12:41 am PST by
Apple is looking to begin iPad production in India by participating in a new government proposed scheme to increase India's exports of computer parts and products, according to sources cited by Reuters. Last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new PLI (performance-linked incentive) scheme to encourage major companies, such as Apple, to produce more products in the country. ...
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Apple Supplier Wistron 'Working Hard' to Raise Standards at Violence-Hit India Factory [Updated]

Tuesday February 9, 2021 12:07 am PST by
Apple supplier Wistron said it plans to restart operations at its iPhone manufacturing facility in India, where workers caused widespread damage late last year over claims of unpaid wages. In a statement given to Reuters, the Taiwanese company said it was working hard to raise standards and fix issues at the plant in Karnataka's Kolar district. "We are looking forward to restarting our...
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Apple Shifting More iPhone and iPad Production to India and Vietnam

Wednesday January 27, 2021 11:14 am PST by
In an effort to diversify its supply chain and manufacture more products outside of China, Apple this year plans to ramp up production of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices in India and Vietnam, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. iPad production in Vietnam is set to start as early as the middle of 2021, and the shift will mark the first time that a large number of devices will be...
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Research Suggests Apple Doubled Its Market Share in India Last Year

Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:31 am PST by
Apple's market share in India increased from 2% to 4% in the quarter that ended in December, based on data collated by research firms Counterpoint and Cybermedia. As reported by TechCrunch, Apple shipped more than 1.5 million iPhone units in India in the quarter, up 100% year-on-year, making this its best quarter in the country to date. According to the data, Apple managed to double its...
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Indian Workers Ransack Wistron iPhone Production Plant Over Unpaid Wages

Monday December 14, 2020 12:24 am PST by
Workers reportedly went on the rampage at an iPhone production plant in India on Sunday and caused widespread damage to the Wistron-run factory over claims of unpaid wages. Video posted on social media showed smashed CCTV cameras and glass panels, broken lights and upturned vehicles at Wistron's manufacturing facility in Bangalore. According to the Times of India, many of the 2,000...
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iPhone Assembler Pegatron Reportedly Readies $150m Investment in India

Monday November 23, 2020 3:10 am PST by
Apple assembly partner Pegatron's board of directors is said to have approved a proposal to spend $150 million to build a manufacturing plant in India. The new facility is expected to begin production in the second half of next year or in early 2022, with more investments planned in the country over the next two years, reported India's Economic Times, citing unnamed executives. Pegatron,...
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Apple Offering Free AirPods With iPhone 11 Purchase in India as Part of Diwali Celebration

Friday October 16, 2020 12:35 pm PDT by
Apple today launched a new Diwali promotion in India that will see the company providing customers with a set of AirPods with the purchase of any iPhone 11 model. The new iPhone 12 models are not part of the promotion. Apple is offering the standard AirPods With Charging Case free with purchase, but customers can choose to upgrade to the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or the AirPods Pro....
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Apple Offering Free AirPods With iPhone 11 Purchase on Indian Online Store Beginning October 17

Sunday October 11, 2020 9:40 am PDT by
Apple will be offering customers of its newly launched Indian online store free AirPods with an iPhone 11 purchase beginning on October 17. Apple has yet to publish full details about its Diwali offer, and the promotion's end date is unknown at the current time. Though not explicitly specified, it is likely that the company will extend the offer to iPhone 11 Pro purchases as well. Launche...