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Indian IT minister welcomes Apple's 'initial manufacturing operations' in Bengaluru

Apple's plans to locally manufacture iPhones in India have progressed, with a local IT minister welcoming the company's "proposal to commence initial manufacturing operations."

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Indian government amends manufacturing policy ahead of Apple meet

The Indian government has announced that instead of providing concessions to a single company β€” Apple β€” it would retool its strategy on local electronics manufacturing to level the playing field for all manufacturers.

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Apple could start manufacturing iPhones in Bangalore from April 2017

Apple is getting serious about manufacturing iPhones in India. The company is set to start local operations with Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM that is setting up a factory in Bengaluru's industrial hub Peenya.

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Apple asks the Indian government to ease up on labeling laws

Apple is increasingly looking to the Indian market for driving growth in the coming years. The company is now asking the government to ease up on labeling laws for packaging and provide financial incentives to set up local production.

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iPhone sales in India up by 51% YoY

During the Q3 earnings call, Tim Cook talked about the Indian market, stating that iPhone sales in the country have grown 51% from the same period in 2015.

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Amazon Prime finally makes its way to India, 60-day trial available

Amazon has finally launched its Prime service in India. The service offers free (and unlimited) one-day and two-day delivery options across 100 cities in India, with no minimum order amount for delivery.

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Help send iPads to Barefoot College in India

Consider donating to help send iPads to the Barefoot College in India, where women are trained to be solar engineers and are empowered to improve their local communities.

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Apple asked to re-submit application for opening retail stores in India

The Indian government isn't making it easy for Apple to bring its retail stores to the country. After flipping back and forth on the issue of mandatory local sourcing, the government wants Apple to submit a new application for its bid to open single-brand retail stores.

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Indian government paves way for Apple to bring its retail stores to the country

The Indian government has introduced much-needed reforms to its foreign direct investment policy, paving the way for international vendors like Apple to set up retail stores in the country. The new regulations allow foreign brands to take 100% ownership in defence, aviation, and e-commerce sectors.

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Apple may not set up stores in India if government doesn't change stance on local sourcing

According to a new report in ET Tech, Apple will not set up retail stores in the country if the government doesn't grant it permission from the local sourcing norms.

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