India is finally getting its own official Apple Stores


An Apple reseller in India. Photo: Lawrence Sinclair/Flickr CC
The closest thing India has to an Apple Store at the moment.
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India is finally getting its own official Apple Stores, thanks to a partnership with local consumer electronics chain Croma.

The six new retail stores will be opened inside existing Croma stores in India, much like the store-in-a-store model used by Apple during the 1990s. Despite this, they will feature the familiar Apple Store look and feel, and be manned by staff trained by Apple.

Steve Jobs told Mark Zuckerberg to make a spiritual pilgrimage to India


Steve Jobs had plenty of advice for young entrepreneurs.
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Every Apple fan is likely familiar with Steve Jobs’ pilgrimage to India, during which he formulated some of the ideas that would serve him so well in the future.

But did you know that, years later, Jobs would suggest that fellow entrepreneurs follow in his path by visiting the same mountain Kainchi Dham Ashram temple that he once had?

According to a new story told by Mark Zuckerberg, that’s exactly the advice that Jobs once laid out for the then-green Facebook CEO. And Zuckerberg was pleased to take him up on his advice.

India’s Prime Minister meets with Tim Cook


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Tim Cook shakes hands with Narendra Modi.
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Apple may be one step closer to bringing Apple Pay and a permanent manufacturing base in India, following a meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tim Cook.

“Cook responded positively,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said after the meeting. “I think India does fits into his long term plans.”

Indian prime minister will meet with Tim Cook during U.S. visit


Modi takes a selfie with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will also be touring the U.S. soon.
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Indian Prime Minister and noted iPhone user Narendra Modi has requested to meet Tim Cook during his upcoming visit to the U.S. — reportedly to discuss the possibility of Apple investing in R&D and manufacturing in his country.

Modi arrives in New York on September 24 and 25, before heading to the West Coast on September 26 and 27.