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Apple's request to Government: wants to sell pre-owned iPhones in India

One of the well renowned Tech giants, Apple seeks permission from the government to import pre-owned iPhones for sale in India.

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajya Sabha, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Retail, Consumers

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Mar 07, 2016  |  comments ( 1 )  | 
Apple's request to Government: wants to sell pre-owned iPhones in India

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.

 





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Ashish March 07, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Well! It's an interesting development. Let us wait and watch the stand of Ministry of Telecom, Government of India. Will our government allow Apple iPhone to grow it's market any more in India as we are going through a fruitful phase of Make In India brand.

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