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Apple seeking permission from Indian government to sell refurbished iPhones in the country

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Apple seeking permission from Indian government to sell refurbished iPhones in the country

It isn't any mystery that Apple is operating feverishly to get extra iPhones into consumers’ arms in India and one in every of the tactics to accomplish this purpose might be promoting used handsets in the populous country, according to a brand new document from The Times of India on Friday.

This piece of stories used to be found out through telecom minster Ravi Shankar Prasad at the same time as replying to a query requested to him on whether or not any corporate has sought permission from the Indian government to sell refurbished smartphones in the country.

“An software from Apple relating to import of qualified pre-owned iPhones on the market in India and production qualified pre-owned iPhones on the market in India has been won in the ministry of setting and forests,” telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated, including that the Indian government has now not taken any determination on the topic.

Apple lately got rid of the iPhone 4s and 5c from sale in India and has filed an software seeking lets in to construct and function its personal retail retail outlets there, in addition to bringing 500 ‘Authorized Mobility Resellers’ places to twelve Indian towns.

And if that is going smartly, Apple would possibly reflect the test in its different markets, giving money-strapped enthusiasts much more tactics to purchase the iPhone. iPhone gross sales in India grew 76 % lat yr and 38 % in the vacation quarter so it’s now not unexpected to see Apple proceeding to make investments in India in the long term.

Apple’s gross sales in India crowned $1 billion for the first time in the yr ended March 2015. With inhabitants of 1.25 billion other folks, India is the global’s 3rd marketplace for smartphones and the quickest-rising telephone marketplace in the global.
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