For a brand that doesn't take India all that seriously, Apple sold a pretty impressive number of phones in the country last year. And now, the plus-sized iPhone 6 may just give well-heeled Indians consumers what they've been craving.
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Apple fanboys in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan can preorder the latest iPhone from September 12 and receive the smartphone on September 19, when it is available to nine countries in the first wave of its global launch. Surprisingly, China is left out of this initial list.
German software vendor currently operates three data centers in Japan and Australia, and is looking to launch at least three more in the region. Globally, it's aiming to have 20 locations by end-2014 including China and India.
Apple needs to price its resurrected iPhone 4 at an attractive price point if it hopes to make a dent in the Indian market.
Following earlier rumors it is looking to offer unsold inventory of iPhone 4 in the Indian market, reports now suggest Apple has restarted production of the device to be sold in India, Indonesia, and Brazil.
iPhone maker is rumored to likely tap unsold iPhone 4 inventory around the world for relaunch in the Indian market, to retain an offering in the mid-range market segment.
At PacSec Tokyo 2013, hacking teams from Japan and China compromised iPhone 5 running iOS 6 and iOS 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Apple’s global release of the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will be hitting Indian shores on November 1. While it appears to have slashed prices, it may find it harder than before to find success.
Compared to its rivals' offerings, the new iPhone targeting emerging markets is a "disappointment" for consumers in developing markets such as China and India, and Apple is losing its "wow factor".
The country's user base grew 31 percent on-year to 73.9 million, just behind China and the U.S., according to a ComScore study.
Sales for the Apple smartphone in India have dropped despite a sales drive last year that included advertising, discount offers, and even new purchasing plans.
Following its runaway success in China, Apple is taking India's booming emerging market seriously with the help of discounts and equated monthly installments (EMI) schemes.
Some of the financial offers include discounts for trade-ins, installment plans, additional subsidies for students, and a ten percent cashback offer for AmEx credit card holders.
Apple's iPhone sales has grown by as much as 400 percent in just three months in India, but the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has already made clear that it won't make any compromises on a 'low-cost' smartphone.
Ongoing territory disputes between China and Japan seem "solved" by the widely criticized Apple Maps adopted in iPhone 5, which reveals two sets of the islands appearing next to each other--one under Japan and one under China.
The three countries are among the first wave of nine markets worldwide that will sell Apple's latest smartphone on Sep. 21, but not all telcos may be supporting its LTE capability.
China and Japan leading region in migrating to new protocol while India and South Korea lagging behind, with user mentality and service availability main reasons for slow uptake, observers note.
Developers will soon be able to submit UK-specific apps to Microsoft's Windows Store, the marketplace that will accompany Windows 8.Since the Windows 8 consumer preview emerged in late February, the only available country-specific app catalogues have been for the US, Germany, France, India and Japan.
Large population and strong economic growth of China and India to drive Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, to lead growth in global mobile workforce, with 1.3 billion workers expected by 2015, report states.
Apple may be releasing an LTE-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 3 in Japan next year on it's largest carrier, NTT Docomo, according to rumours.
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