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Apple’s first two retail stores in India open soon


Apple Store logo in Chengdu, China with two people standing in front of it
Apple's retail presence in India is about to get a big boost.
Photo: Unsplash

Apple is finally ready to open its first retail store in India on April 18. And it will open its second store in the country just two days later.

The openings come after years of delay as Apple tried to establish a direct retail presence in the Asian country.

Apple BKC opens next week

Located in the Jio World Drive shopping center in Mumbai, Apple BKC will be the first to open to customers in India. It is spread across 22,000 square feet, with a design inspired by the city’s iconic Kaali Peeli taxi art.

Apple BKC will host a special “Mumbai Rising” Today at Apple series to celebrate the store’s opening. The free educational sessions will run from the opening day throughout the summer and bring local artists and creatives together.

Apple products are currently sold through authorized resellers in the country. The company’s online store launched during the pandemic in India to great response.

Apple’s second store in India opens on April 20

Apple Saket, the company’s second retail store in India, will open in Delhi, the country’s capital, on April 20. Delhi’s many gates have inspired the store’s barricading design.

Apple Saket opening soon teaser from Apple.
Apple Saket will be the company’s second retail store in India.
Photo: Apple

Apple curated special playlists on Apple Music to celebrate the Apple BKC and Saket openings. You also can download special wallpapers from the Apple BKC and Apple Saket store pages.

While not mentioned by Apple, some of the company’s top executives, including CEO Tim Cook, could arrive in India for the stores’ launch. The country gained prominence in Apple’s plans in recent years, both from a manufacturing and growth viewpoint. With the help of its suppliers, Apple is working on making India an iPhone manufacturing hub and an alternative to China in its supply chain.

India’s premium smartphone market will grow dramatically in the next few years. Apple’s increased retail presence will help it capture more customers from this segment. The company recently made some organizational changes to focus more on India to achieve its goals.


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