Online Apple Store launching in India on September 23
Apple has announced it will launch its official online Apple Store in India on September 23, making the company’s full range of products and support available directly to customers across the country for the first time.
Apple touts that the new online store will provide customers with “the same premium experience found in Apple store locations around the world.” Like Apple.com in the US, customers will be able to shop directly from Apple, with product guidance available in English and Hindi.
It has been reported Apple will open its first Indian store in Mumbai’s Maker Maxity mall, located in the Bandra Kurla Complex in 2021. The flagship store is expected to occupy between 20,000 to 25,000 square feet, allegedly occupying three floors.
“We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time.”
Apple has long relied on a network of third-party sellers to handle sales and support in India, with today marking a significant expansion to its India operations.