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India on Course to Be Among First iPhone 15 Launch Markets

Tuesday September 5, 2023 4:23 am PDT by
Apple aims this year to release the iPhone 15 in India at the same time as its global launch in mid-September, based on local reports. According to sources who spoke to The Economic Times, Apple is on course to narrow the lag between the iPhone's global launch to a few days, if not a achieve a simultaneous reveal in India. In recent years, initial batches of new iPhones have exclusively...
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Another iPhone 15 Model Likely Spotted in Regulatory Database as Announcement Approaches

Friday August 25, 2023 8:55 am PDT by
A second device presumed to be an iPhone 15 model has been spotted in India's regulatory database, just weeks before the device is expected to be officially announced. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) listing, spotted by MySmartPrice, shows an Apple smartphone with the model number "A3090." Last week, an Apple device with the model number "A3094" appeared in the BIS database. The iPhone...
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Apple, Other US Tech Firms Sign Letter Protesting India's PC Import Restrictions

Friday August 18, 2023 5:06 am PDT by
Apple has joined a coalition of U.S. businesses in protest at India's sudden introduction of tech import restrictions last month, claiming the move will damage New Delhi's ambitions to become a global manufacturing hub and harm consumers (via Bloomberg). In a letter sent to U.S. officials this week, eight American trade groups asked the government to urge India to reconsider the policy,...
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iPhone 15 Seemingly Spotted in Regulatory Database as Launch Nears

Wednesday August 16, 2023 8:53 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 15 is believed to have been identified in India's regulatory database, less than a month before the device is expected to be officially unveiled. Last August, just a few weeks before the announcement of the iPhone 14 lineup, a single iPhone 14 model was spotted in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) database with the model number A2882. This turned out to be the standard ‌iPho...
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New iPhone Starts Production Outside China Prior to Announcement for First Time

Wednesday August 16, 2023 4:32 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn is starting production of the iPhone 15 in India, the first time that a new iPhone has been made outside China prior to its announcement, Bloomberg reports. The devices are to be manufactured at a Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The facility is preparing to deliver devices just weeks after they begin shipping from factories in China, narrowing the gap...
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Latest iOS 17 Beta Adds Support for Bilingual Siri Queries Mixing English With Hindi and Other Indic Languages

Thursday July 13, 2023 1:50 am PDT by
Apple yesterday released its first set of public betas for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, and these versions add new features for Indian users across platforms, including support for bilingual queries to Siri. According to TechCrunch, users will be able to ask queries to ‌Siri‌ by mixing English with select Indic languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, Kannada, and Marathi....
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Apple Reportedly in Discussions With Banks to Launch Apple Card in India

Friday June 23, 2023 3:04 am PDT by
Apple is in talks with banks to launch Apple Card in India, claims a report by local finance website Moneycontrol. According to the report, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with HDFC Bank CEO and MD Sashidhar Jagdishan during his trip to India in April to discuss the possibility of bringing the credit card to the country alongside Apple Pay. In India, only ...
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Foxconn to Lose Top-Tier iPhone Assembly Allocation for First Time

Thursday May 18, 2023 4:19 am PDT by
In a blow to Foxconn, Apple is expected to hand key iPhone 16 production responsibilities to Luxshare, significantly boosting the supply chain partner's profit growth over the next two years, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest fit-from-the-establishment-of-a-factory-89e382a980eb">Medium blog post, Kuo said Apple has already given Luxshare new product introduction (NPI)...
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Watch Tim Cook's Reaction as Fan Brings Vintage Macintosh to Apple Store Opening in Mumbai

Wednesday April 19, 2023 4:47 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook logged a busy day on Tuesday as his whirlwind trip to India involved various meet-and-greets with new retail staff, local app developers, celebrities, and politicians, but it was the arrival of a long-time Apple fan at the Apple BKC store launch that appeared to generate the Apple chief's most excited reaction. Image credit: AFP Cook looked visibly surprised when Sajid, a...
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Tim Cook Attends Opening of Apple BKC Store in Mumbai, India

Tuesday April 18, 2023 2:26 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today officially inaugurated the company's first retail store in India, opening its doors, welcoming the first customers, and posing for selfies outside Apple BKC. The new flagship store is situated in the country's financial capital of Mumbai, located in a high-end shopping mall at Bandra-Kurla Complex – hence 'BKC' in the title – in the city's main business...
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Apple Celebrates First Stores in India With iPhone, iPad, and Mac Wallpapers

Tuesday April 11, 2023 6:50 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its first two retail stores in India will be opening next week. To celebrate the occasion, Apple has made special wallpapers for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac available to download on its website, with direct links provided below. Apple BKC will open in Mumbai on April 18 at 11 a.m. local time, followed by Apple Saket in Delhi on April 20 at 10 a.m. local time. In...
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Some iPhone 15 Models Expected to Ship From India at Launch as Shift Away From China Continues

Wednesday April 5, 2023 5:06 am PDT by
Apple plans to ship iPhone 15 models from India upon the device's launch – a first for the launch of a new iPhone lineup, signalling the company's gradual progress in diversifying its supply chain away from China, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Casings for the ‌iPhone 15‌ have reportedly started to be made in India by local suppliers such as Jabil, which already assembles AirPods...
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Apple BKC Retail Store in Mumbai 'Coming Soon,' Says Apple

Wednesday April 5, 2023 3:36 am PDT by
Apple has released a teaser image of the barricade of its first official retail store in India, Apple BKC, which is set to open soon. The store is in the country's financial capital of Mumbai, located in a high-end shopping mall at Bandra Kurla Complex – hence 'BKC' in the title – in the city's main business district. The barricade's design is said to be inspired by Mumbai's iconic...
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Apple's Flagship Mumbai Store to Open in April, Followed by Second Store in New Delhi

Monday March 20, 2023 5:17 am PDT by
Apple will open its flagship India retail store in Mumbai next month, after several delays, soon to be followed by another store in New Delhi, reports The Economic Times, citing industry executives. Located in the Jio World Drive mall and covering 22,000 square feet, the Mumbai store will be a retail landmark similar to Apple stores in Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, and Singapore. The...
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Foxconn to Make AirPods for the First Time, New Factory Planned in India

Thursday March 16, 2023 2:45 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn has won an order to make AirPods for the first time, reports Reuters. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer plans to build a factory in India to produce the earphones, underlining efforts by the key Apple supplier to diversify production away from China. According to the report's sources, Foxconn will invest more than $200 million in a new AirPods assembly plant in...
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India to Crack Down on Pre-Installed Apps Under New Smartphone Security Rules

Tuesday March 14, 2023 3:27 am PDT by
India plans to force smartphone makers like Apple to allow removal of pre-installed apps and mandate screening of OS updates under proposed new security rules, reports Reuters. Under the new rules, smartphone makers will need to include an uninstall option for pre-installed apps and new models will be checked for compliance by a lab authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards agency,...
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Apple Overhauling International Sales to Focus More on India

Wednesday March 8, 2023 12:40 pm PST by
Apple is changing the way that its international businesses are managed in order to focus more attention on India, reports Bloomberg. India is set to be its own sales region within Apple, which will give the country "increased prominence" within the company. India has become more important at Apple over the last few years due to the growing demand for Apple products. Though most people in...
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Only 50% of iPhone Casings Made in India Meet Apple's Quality Standards

Tuesday February 14, 2023 4:55 am PST by
Apple is facing difficulties scaling up its production operations in India amid poor component yields and slow progress, the Financial Times reports. Image via iFixit The company is apparently contending with immense difficulties in ramping up production in the country. At a factory in Hosur run by Apple supplier Tata that manufactures iPhone casings, only one in every two components coming ...
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Apple Is Now Making AirPods Components in India

Monday January 30, 2023 3:55 am PST by
A U.S.-based Apple supplier has begun making components for AirPods in India, marking a significant step in the tech giant's push to expand production in the country, reports Bloomberg. According to the news outlet, the Indian unit of Florida-based electronics manufacturer Jabil has begun shipping plastic AirPods enclosures to China and Vietnam, making the earbuds the second Apple product...
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Apple Hires Staff Ahead of First Retail Stores Opening in India

Monday January 9, 2023 12:27 am PST by
Apple has begun hiring staff for its first flagship stores in India, reports The Financial Times. Job listings for 12 store worker roles have been found in "various locations" throughout the country, indicating that Apple is almost ready to establish a retail presence in the Indian market. The job listings directly refer to the Apple Store, with roles including store leaders, store...