The world-renowned technology company Apple is all geared up to launch its new online store in India. Customers will be able to shop with the store from the 23rd of September 2020. This will Apple’s first online store launch in India, and the company hopes that the customers will have a similar experience to their other online and retail stores all over the world.
Apple CEO made this announcement via Twitter
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, announced this news through his twitter account where he wrote,
“We know how important it is for our customers to stay in touch with those they love and the world around them. We can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India with the Apple Store online on September 23!”
No more depending on Amazon, Flipkart to buy your iPhones
This store will offer a full range of all Apple products like Macbooks, iPads, iPhones, and other accessories. Previously customers in India were only able to shop for Apple products through online retailers like Amazon or Flipkart. But now, customers will be able to shop and interact with the support and service executives directly through their online store.
According to sources now the customers will be able to get their orders delivered through BlueDart. The companies believe that now they will be able to deliver all products to their customers within 24 to 72 hours. So now the customers will receive their Apple products faster in a contactless delivery.
So what’s so special about this Apple Online Store?
Apart from the full range of products, Apple is also offering many additional services to its customers. Now you will also be able to get signature gift wrap and personalized engraving on their purchases. These engravings will be available in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu along with emojis. This will be a great addition just in time for the upcoming festival season in India.
Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail said in a statement that
“We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities. 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.”
What’s next for Apple? A retail store perhaps
Apple has been operating in India for more than 20 years now. Their App Development and Development Accelerator located in Bengaluru, has created thousands of job opportunities for many developers and creators in the country. After the launch of this online store, we may very soon see a retail store from Apple.
It is being said that the first retail store will open in Mumbai, followed by the second store in Bengaluru. You can hope that these stores may be launched anytime next year. We are sure that the COVID-19 has defiantly caused a delay in the plans of Apple.