Apple grows its business in India by 400% in a single quarter
posted by Ray S. / Feb 08, 2013, 7:37 AM
Lead by the iPhone, Apple's overall business in India has grown by almost 400% during the last quarter, which is a pretty impressive figure no matter how you look at it. According to the sources, the Cupertino-based company has managed to achieve this thanks to instalment-based payment schemes used by the retailers, which apparently made Apple's devices more affordable for the Indian customers.
With a current smartphone penetration of less than 10%, it is believed that India will soon become one of the most desired emerging markets.
I love India and citizens... And if they ask me to burn the iDevice, I will do so :)
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 7:40 AM 12
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I am an indian, and m asking you to please burn your iDevice. ;)
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 7:43 AM 27
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i think this describes you.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 7:49 AM 2
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I'm also an Indian, and I also love my iPhone 5. And I seriously don't get it that why OSes to some people are a way of life. Just pick what you like, what suits you. Simple as that. No hate. And I'm a developer so don't assume that I don't know the potential of Android before bashing. I might be the only one here, but here it goes Wendy- I also support Apple and I love Apple products, as much as I love WP and Android. No hate. Just choices.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 9:41 AM 9
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India has no contract system so something like installments was needed because most people cant afford to spend more than 1000$ in one go for a smartphone. Only four or five of my friends have iphones most of them have androids.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 7:46 AM 8
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that's true man !! if they start giving iphone on contract in India then this will be one of the biggest market for both Apple and Android handset manufactures ..
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 8:06 AM 1
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Contracts? They have reverse subsidies and everyone knows how much one pays more for these contracts. They work out too expensive. Card companies offer 0% EMI for 12 months. That's far better and one is not handcuffed by any operator (TRAI wouldn't really allow much leeway on handcuffing in India as people now can switch providers without change of numbers) . But Apple? If they have grown by 400% then their market share should have been 12-16% ... all this humbug :)
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 9:26 AM 4
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I'm from India and I have never heard of redington or ingram micro. People who buy the iPhone want to show off.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 8:48 AM 9
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I am an Indian, and trust me, all of my friends consider iPhone to be a cheap piece of crap with a super expensive logo, which is according to me worthless. Here is what we believe in India - 1. iPhone is just a piece of hardware worth no more than 14000 INR (Almost 270-280 USD), with a logo on the back costing 30000 INR (Almost 600 USD), thus giving it a price tag of 44000 INR totally (Almost 900 USD). 2. Its better to buy a Nokia/Samsung/Sony Device, which is just superb for us. 3. Advanced communities in Delhi and Mumbai already have iCraps in their hands, and here is what they say - "It is just a status symbol for us. It has a crappy hardware and breaks too readily, thus we prefer Nokia and Sony, but again, they are not status symbols."
posted on Feb 09, 2013, 10:21 AM 1
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Yeah, Apple increased their market share by 400%. They sold 4 this quarter.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 9:07 AM 4
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what I find fascinating is that the iphone is in India... no need to thanks us... enjoy the iphone India
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 9:12 AM 2
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