According to livemint.com, a recent change in retail laws that will allow for 100% foreign ownership of single-brands may result in Apple expanding their highly successful retail chain into India. Apple has reportedly been in discussions with the department of industrial policy and promotion for some time and is "keen" to enter the market, but not firm plans or timelines are in place.
"They have not told us how many stores they will open," the official said. "We have made the policy. The doors are now open."
Apple Stores in Indian would certainly be a boon for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users in the subcontinent, likely allowing them direct access to all of Apple's customer services, including the Genius Bar and One-to-One training.
Apple had no comment on the rumors.