One of the well renowned Tech giants, Apple seeks permission from the government to import pre-owned iPhones for sale in India.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply to Rajya Sabha said that 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. The minister further said that the government has not taken any decision on the matter.
Apple is exhausting more energy in India to take advantage of the booming smartphone market in the country. The California-based company, which saw total iPhone sales grow by 76 per cent in the country, had earlier said that it will continue to invest in markets like India in the long-term. India is one of the fastest growing handset markets globally and is poised to overtake the US soon.
Recently, Apple had filed an application for approval to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for setting up retail outlets in India.