Apple last week announced it would be launching its online store in India on September 23, and the company has stayed true to its word. The Indian online Apple Store is now live, allowing Indian residents to order Apple products directly from the Cupertino firm.
The Apple Store online features online Apple Specialists available to help with ordering products. Customers can also get advice, receive guidance, and learn about new products directly from Apple, both in English and Hindi.
The Apple Store online offers financing options and an available trade-in program. Students can shop for a Mac or iPad with special pricing, and receive discounts on accessories and AppleCare+. Free online Today at Apple sessions led by local Creative Pros, focused on photography and music will begin in October.
To celebrate the festive season, signature gift wrap and personalized engraving will be available for select products. Engraving of emoji or text in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu will be available for AirPods, and English engraving will be available for iPad and Apple Pencil.
While Apple has long had a presence in India, all sales have been made through third-party resellers, due to the country’s restrictions imposed on foreign companies, requiring 30% of production to be done locally.
However, India relaxed those rules in 2019, allowing Apple to operate an online store in the country. Apple also has plans to open physical retail stores in the country in the future.