Trump administration got Apple Retail Stores into India

Apple CEO Tim Cook said during an interview last week with Fox Business that the Trump administration successfully lobbied the Indian government to agree to allow Apple Retail Stores to finally enter India.

Trump administration got Apple Retail Stores into India. Image: President Trump tours Apple Mac Pro facility with CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2019
President Trump tours Apple Mac Pro facility with CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2019
For years, Apple tried and failed to get company-owned stores into the country, but were was only permitted to sell products in India via third-party retailers.

At the company’s annual shareholder meeting last Wednesday, Cook announced that Apple planned open the company’s online store in India, the world’s second largest smartphone market, this year, and to build and open Apple’s first brick-and-mortar stores in 2021.

I’m a huge believer in the opportunity in India. It’s a country with a vibrancy and demographics that are just unparalleled. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple shareholders’ meeting, February 26, 2020

I’m excited about [Apple Retail Stores in India] because I see India as a huge opportunity for us, for years we could not enter there unless we entered there with a partner; and we did not want to do that, we wanted to maintain control of our brand and so forth. India The administration worked on this with the Indian government and that change has been made and so we are very, very positive about entering in [India] online this year and retail next year. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, Fox Business, February 28, 2020

Watch Cook’s full 10:33 interview here.

22 Comments

      1. give me a break. did you pay cash for your over priced phone or did you use someone else’s money ( credit ). I bet you will choose food, water, heat, long before you use other people’s money for months or years to buy another iPhone.

      1. Yeah, he’s just a cheap, bitter, loser MF. Go buy an iPhone 8 for peanuts Bob and quit bellyaching. Or better yet, “take a walk!” and get off our Apple forum.

      2. I bet you are one of those winner Americans, winning uses other people’s money to buy stuff you can’t pay for cash. I get it, it’s the American (winners) way, debt.ask that winner trump he known well how to live on borrowed money. good thing he is teaching the rest of us loser. we will be slaves to the banks as we work to live his kind of life. no Russians paying our bills, no money laundering for us loser Americans. you and the rest of your winner American sheep, just have enough sense not to go over that cliff following that lifetime rich kid.b

    1. I really wish you Apple haters would go back over to Thurrott.com where you belong…

      I know Paul’s writing is embarrassingly bad but at least you’ll be amongst like-minded company…

  1. Trump solves cancer. “So what?! Look at all the Doctors and researchers he just put out of business!” Some people just hate, regardless, with zero intellectual honesty. I didn’t vote for him, or her, but here he is. Sometimes he does things I agree with, other times not. That’s reality. Jump in people, or keep hating. Lovely way to live (not).

    1. TDS bore the corona-v… therefore, T-rump is responsible for both. Vaccines are not yet available for either and we’re all going to die…f-Trump.

    1. Just because Trump occasionally does a few decent things, it doesn’t change the fact that he’s largely incompetent, a complete hypocrite, a con man, and a crooked businessman.

      How did we get to the point that we have to go out of our way to praise the president on the rare occasions that he does his effing job? Shouldn’t that be expected of him?

      This guy has done everything in his power to lower the bar of acceptable Presidential behavior right into the sewer. The damage he has done to the country will last for a very long time.

      1. If Trump’s policy moves China to change and or, to falter economically, his slovenly/piggish characteristics, will pale.

        No other prez had the guts to challenge the country that wants to rule us. In fact, others before were giving away the US.

        The verdict is still out, but heads are turning in the PRC leadership…esp now with the stress of the V.

      2. “This guy has done everything in his power to lower the bar of acceptable Presidential behavior right into the sewer. The damage he has done to the country will last for a very long time.”

        You mean like the moral collapse following Bill the Rapist and his psycho cover-up wife?
        The guy abused executive power sexually with a subordinate; lied under oath and was dis-barred. All while in office.

        Thanks alot PJS.

  2. Oh how I miss Saint Obama, the holy one. He overturned the verdict for Apple and put a South Korean judge Lucy Koh in charge to help Samsung. Oh those were the days. His perfect tongue would form most perfect words, while he murdered Gaddafi and helped ISIS to sustain its caliphate of hate and terror. His printing of money to stimulate the economy was so short sighted, it was pure genius. How else can we tax the poor without them knowing it!

    1. Lucy Koh isn’t a “South Korean judge.” Her nationality is American, since she was born in the United States. Her ethnicity is Korean-American, which includes folks whose ancestors were born in the North. She is an Article III United States District Judge, which means that her case assignments come from elsewhere in the Judicial Branch, not from the President or anyone else in the Article II Executive Branch.

    2. Remember, he received the Nobel Peace Prize ( before he did anything) and the legacy he left was anything close to peace. He got a lot of practice eliminating people via drone.

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