“Last night we learned that one of the ways that Apple wants to beat online price slashers is to have an Apple presence in India via their own line of Apple Stores,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “While Apple works with a number of large distributors in India today, they’re asking the Indian Government to relax their rules that are currently blocking them from opening their own branded stores as they have around the globe.”
“According to a new Indian report published by the Business Standard in New Delhi, Apple has asked the Indian government ‘to relax the local sourcing clause in its policy on foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand retail,’ Purcher reports. “Though government officials seem to have ruled this out for now, the proposal has not yet been closed.”
Purcher reports, “At present, Apple works with 45 Apple Premium Resellers in India that are run under the franchisee model with partners. Currently, Apple consumers in India face difficulties in after-sales service. As a result of this, the company’s market share remains a low two-three per cent.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]