“Multinational technology Apple has announced the appointment of Khushboo Ponwar as market development lead for App Store, Apple Music and iTunes,” The Financial Express reports.

“Ponwar’s job will be to focus solely on India,” The Financial Express reports. “Ponwar was previously responsible for App Store, Apple Music and iTunes business in the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India.”

“The Indian government has reached out to the company on renewing its application to set up wholly owned stores in the country, after rebuffing it the first time over local-sourcing exemptions,” The Financial Express reports. “The rules have since changed. The move came after Apple CEO Tim Cook visited India and opened its new office in Hyderabad, investing about USD 25 million and creating up to 4,000 jobs.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple smartly continues to sharpen their focus on India.

Apple should continue to lobby the Indian government to allow quality Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones to be sold in the country whicch would allow more India citizens to be able to own the world’s most advanced and most secure smartphones.

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