Getting an exemption for import duties on components may prove to be harder than it envisioned now that India is migrating to a different tax regime called the GST.
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Apple to start manufacturing in Bengaluru by end-April, but faces huge uphill climb to lure the Indian masses
For it to successfully do so, Apple would have to compete with the incredible value propositions that Chinese smartphones are today.
The iPhone 6, which is the reason for Apple's last phenomenal earnings result in both the US and China, is simply too expensive for Indians
Apple is finally beginning to have a major impact in India, where Android has normally held sway in the premium segment.
Opening up stores and bringing in a three-year-old phone may not be enough to make the company's prospects come alive in the country.
John Sculley, Apple's CEO and Steve Jobs' famous bête noire was in India recently to promote his new line of phones positioned at developing markets like India. This is what he had to say about Apple's unwillingness to bring a low-cost phone into these markets
How exactly Apple decides to woo Indian consumers who have been spoilt by cheap, spec-heavy Chinese Android handsets will ultimately determine its success
Apple's revenues may fall by as much as a third, but profits have trebled. What on Earth is going on in India?