Apple has been trying for some time now to sell refurbished iPhones in India. Tim Cook made his way to the country last week to make his case for the program, but the government announced today that has summarily rejected the proposal.
A new report claims that the Indian government won't be granting Apple an exception to its rules for for opening retail stores in the country, which state that at least 30% of the value in the store's product sales must come from local sources.
Indian carriers are making 4G widely available in the country, and it looks like they're starting to trial next-generation 5G services. Nokia Networks is in discussion with telecom vendors over 5G feasibility trials.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Hindu, Tim Cook discussed Apple's strategy for the Indian market. The CEO is currently on a tour of the country, where he launched an iOS accelerator in Bengaluru and a development center in Hyderabad.
Apple has opened a development office in Hyderabad that will focus on Maps. The company's in-house mapping solution has steadily picked up new features, including public transit maps, expansion of Flyover, and more.