Apple CEO Tim Cook will be coming to India for the first time in seven years on April 18 to open the country’s first Apple store in BKC, Mumbai, according to Bloomberg. The richest tech company in the world said today that two new Apple stores would open in India in April, one each in BKC Mumbai and Saket New Delhi, on April 18 and April 20, respectively.
Tim Cook took a country tour of India in 2016. Since then, Apple has had tremendous development in the country, launching various new projects such as local iPhone manufacturing and opening the online Apple store.
Tim Cook is probably going to attend both events since the opening of the Apple stores in Delhi, and Mumbai will occur two days apart. In addition, Tim Cook is also stated to have a meeting with the prime minister of India, which might result in many new opportunities for both Apple and India.
While there have been other Apple-exclusive stores throughout the nation, these are the first set of stores set up and maintained by Apple in the country. The company will use this area to inform users about the numerous features and capabilities of Apple devices aside from making sales. Additionally, it is anticipated that users will be able to order an Apple product online and pick it up from one of these stores, which will be beneficial for individuals looking to purchase newly introduced Apple products.
In light of the ongoing conflict between China and the US, Apple considers India both as a market for its goods as well as a location to manufacture goods for export worldwide. Apple has many iPhone assembly facilities spread out across the nation, and it is anticipated to start manufacturing additional smartphones in the coming days to sell domestically and ship abroad.