“Tech giant Apple has sought permission from the government to import pre-owned iPhones for sale in India, Parliament was informed today,” The Times of India reports.
An application from Apple regarding import of certified pre-owned iPhones for sale in India and manufacturing certified pre-owned iPhones for sale in India has been received in the ministry of environment and forests. — India telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
“The minister further said the government has not taken any decision on the matter,” The Times of India reports. “Recently, Apple has also sent an application for approval to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for setting up retail outlets in India. India is one of the fastest growing handset markets globally and is poised to overtake the US soon.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we’ve always said: Apple’s Certified Refurbished is better than rivals’ “new” products. Apple sells Certified Refurbished products in the U.S. and many other countries around the world. If approved, this will help make the iPhone more affordable in India which is good for both Apple and smartphone users in India.
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