iPad Pro will touch down in India next week

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The iPad Pro isn't ready to compete with Intel Macs... yet.
The iPad Pro could be a valuable tool for helping grow Apple's enterprise business in India.
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The iPad Pro is set to launch in India next week, amidst a massive push on Apple’s part to grow its enterprise business in the populous country — with plans for this to eventually account for 15-20 percent of Apple revenue.

Pricing for Apple’s super-sized tablet will begin at Rs 67,990 ($1,018), compared with $799 in the United States.

Apple passes the $1 billion sales mark in India

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Apple is taking a bigger bite into India.
India loves Apple products.
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Apple has crossed the $1 billion sales mark for its Indian operations for the first time, according to a filing with India’s Registrar of Companies (RoC) this week.

Apple saw 44 percent increase in sales for its most recent financial year, marking an overall doubling of Indian sales in the past two years — largely due to increased demand for the iPhone.

Apple is bullish on growing its enterprise business in India

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India is Apple's next big market.
Apple wants to move its Indian business way beyond iPhones.
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Apple is targeting the corporate world in India in an effort to try and grow its business there, according to a new report.

With a population of 1.252 billion, it’s no secret that Tim Cook and Apple why desperately love to get a foothold in the country. This year alone, Tim Cook has met with the Indian prime minister, and come to an arrangement about official Apple Stores in India, alongside launching the Apple Watch and iPhone 6s.

However, getting into businesses in India would be another string to Apple’s bow.

Apple Watch goes on sale in India

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It can be tricky to explain Apple Watch's subtle allure.
And just in time for Diwali, too!
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The Apple Watch is continuing its international rollout by going on sale in India — shortly before the country’s Diwali festival, and just one month after the Indian debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Apple’s first wearable device — which has so far shipped close to 7 million units around the world — starts at Rs 30,900 ($469) for the 38mm Apple Watch Sport, and goes up to Rs 14.2 lakh ($21,500) for the top-priced Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch goes on sale in India next month

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It can be tricky to explain Apple Watch's subtle allure.
The Apple Watch is coming to India.
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Apple is slowly rolling out the Apple Watch worldwide, and the next place to receive it is set to be India — a largely-untapped market which ranks among the biggest in the world.

The Apple Watch will go on sale on November 6, according to Apple’s India website. No prices have been announced yet, but it is likely to be significantly more than the cost in the U.S.