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Apple begins aggressive trade-in program in India to boost iPhone 5c sales

In an effort to boost sales of the iPhone 5c in India, Apple is reportedly implementing an aggressive trade-in scheme whereby users can trade in their old iPhone 4 and receive discounted prices on the iPhone 5c. Specifically, users who trade in an iPhone 4 are eligible for a US$207 discount on...

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iPhone 5s and 5c sales reportedly off to strong start in India

When Apple introduced the iPhone 5s and 5c during its September media event, the company touted that both devices would be available in more than 100 countries by December. Since then, Apple has slowly but surely rolled out both iPhone models to an ever-growing number of countries. On October 25,...

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Costing as much as $1,000, the iPhone faces sales challenges in India

Buying an Apple device in India isn't odd, but as ZDNet reports, it can be significantly more difficult than it is in the US, Europe or elsewhere. Not only are there no official Apple Stores in the country, but also buying the phones from the merchants who do carry them can be downright...

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Apple takes 14% margin hit to keep iPhone prices steady in India

Apple has decided to take a 14 percent margin hit on iPhones in India in order to avert a rise in iPhone prices, reports Bloomberg. India is expected to become the second-largest smartphone market by 2017 -- trailing only behind China. But in the last 18 months, the value of the Indian rupee has...

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iPhone sales in India may not be as poor as initially reported

The Times of India yesterday, citing research data from IDC, reported that iPhone sales in India have slowed down dramatically over the past few months. The research data indicated that Apple's marketshare in the country recently dropped from 4.7 percent down to 2.1 percent amidst slumping sales. As...

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iPhone sales in India start to fall

While iPhone sales got off to a great start when the device was released in India this past November sales have cooled in the last few months. A new report from the Times of India shows that in the last quarter of 2012 Apple sold 230,000 iPhones in the country; by the end of the first quarter of...

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Apple rolls out new iPhone incentives in India

Apple has been making moves over the last year to expand its market share in India after its net profit for their India devision increased 431 percent year to year. Tripling the amount of franchise stores in the country? Check. Trade-in incentives? Check. Now the incentives are continuing with...

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Apple India sees iPhone boost to bottom line

TUAW has recently reported several times about Apple's efforts to tap the huge market for iPhones in India. Now the Times of India is reporting that Apple's net profit for the India business unit has skyrocketed 431 percent year over year. As the newspaper explains, these figures do not take...

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iPhone 4 a hot commodity in India thanks to new trade-in plan

One of the most untouched markets in the world for smartphones is India, and Apple has quickly leaped to second place in the market by using a very smart pricing workaround. As noted on Electronista, Apple is now using a trade-in promotion with resellers that has tripled sales in less than a...

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Apple to triple franchise stores in India

The India Times is reporting that Apple plans to triple the number of franchisee stores it has in the country to 200 locations by 2015. Speaking under the conditions of anonymity, some of the 17 Indian franchisees told the India Times that Apple has asked the franchisees to dramatically scale...

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Google Now isn't awaiting approval

Perhaps you're an iPhone user who has been wistfully looking at the features of Google Now on a number of Android phones and hoping that someday, your phone would be able to perform many of the same functions. According to a comment made by Google CEO Eric Schmidt today at the Google Big Tent...

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Daily Update for March 14, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Apple hit number two in India's smartphone market

IDC has released new numbers for India's smartphone market share and the results are very good for Apple. In Q4 2012 Apple controlled 15.2 percent of India's market, putting them in second place behind Samsung who has 38.8 percent of the market. The second place position is huge for Apple as...

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Apple starts iPhone payment plans, makes retail deals to grow India's smartphone market

China is no longer an emerging market at this point. It's now the top market in the world for smartphones, and Apple has worked hard to get a foothold in early. So now that China is covered, where's Apple headed to next? India seems to be the answer, as Apple has slashed prices and implemented...

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Apple TV launches in India

It's been a year since Apple updated its "hobby" product, the Apple TV, but for fans in India the little black box has just appeared in the online store. The Apple TV sells for Rs. 7900, or about US$145.50, a premium of almost 50 percent over the pricing in the US. Users in India can...

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