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MacRumors
Feb 19, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Apple has begun selling (http://www.apple.com/in/appletv/) the Apple TV set-top box in India following the December launch (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/03/itunes-music-store-launches-in-56-new-countries-movies-arrive-in-four/) of the iTunes Store for music and movies. BGR reports (http://www.bgr.in/news/apple-tv-launched-in-india-for-rs-7900/) that the Apple TV is now available in India for Rs 8,295 including taxes, roughly equivalent (http://www.google.com/#q=8295+rupees+to+dollars) to $153 US.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/indianappletv.jpgMoments after we revealed Apple putting up Apple TV product page on its India site, it has quietly launched it in the country for Rs 8,295. [UPDATE: Apple updated its India site to reflect the price revision. We hear that the earlier price did not include taxes.] We were earlier told it would be priced at Rs 6,990. We checked with a couple of Apple premium resellers but it seems the stocks have not made it to stores, yet.Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/23/apple-reports-best-quarterly-results-ever-in-q1-2013-13-1-billion-profit-on-54-5-billion-in-revenue/) last month that the company sold 2 million Apple TV boxes during the holiday quarter, showing 60% year-over-year growth.

Cook's language around the product was consistent with prior messaging, saying that television was "an area of intense interest for us" and that "there is a lot we can contribute in this space and we continue to pull the string and see where it leads us".

Article Link: Apple TV Launches in India Following iTunes Store Launch (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/19/apple-tv-launches-in-india-following-itunes-store-launch/)



mrsir2009
Feb 19, 2013, 12:23 PM
Makes sense, since the U.S is running dry :)

Shining23
Feb 19, 2013, 12:34 PM
"An Apple India representative speaking with that publication stated that Apple is currently looking to partner with Indian content providers in order to bring content streaming services to its diminutive set-top box, bringing Indian customers access to services similar to Netflix and Hulu Plus."
- Apple Insider

Apple's attitude towards India has changed after the iPhone 5 launch. Now a days I see many people carrying iPhone 4/4S if not 5.

chakdey
Feb 19, 2013, 12:35 PM
How much of india has dsl or cable internet? Lot of the people i know in India have never heard of broadband :rolleyes:

nigameash
Feb 19, 2013, 12:45 PM
How much of india has dsl or cable internet? Lot of the people i know in India have never heard of broadband :rolleyes:

wyp

Shining23
Feb 19, 2013, 12:54 PM
How much of india has dsl or cable internet? Lot of the people i know in India have never heard of broadband :rolleyes:

India is the world's third-largest Internet user-base with over 137 million as of June 2012 and it targets 600 Million broadband users by 2020.

AnorexicPig
Feb 19, 2013, 12:59 PM
How much of india has dsl or cable internet? Lot of the people i know in India have never heard of broadband :rolleyes:

Dude,all the upper middle class has broadband,maybe 2% of the population,but that is 2% is pretty huge.India also has world's second largest number of FB users and mobile subscribers.

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"An Apple India representative speaking with that publication stated that Apple is currently looking to partner with Indian content providers in order to bring content streaming services to its diminutive set-top box, bringing Indian customers access to services similar to Netflix and Hulu Plus."
- Apple Insider

Apple's attitude towards India has changed after the iPhone 5 launch. Now a days I see many people carrying iPhone 4/4S if not 5.

Agreed,especially at airports and big hotels and malls,iPhone 4/4S have been quite popular.

chakdey
Feb 19, 2013, 01:00 PM
India is the world's third-largest Internet user-base with over 137 million as of June 2012 and it targets 600 Million broadband users by 2020.

I was talking about broadband not Internet user-base, which I'm sure there are over 137 millions people, but of these 137 million how many are still on dial up? Having a apple tv without broadband is pretty useless. In big cities like New Delhi and Bombay they probably have access to broadband. I wonder what kind of speeds they get.

nigameash
Feb 19, 2013, 01:49 PM
I was talking about broadband not Internet user-base, which I'm sure there are over 137 millions people, but of these 137 million how many are still on dial up? Having a apple tv without broadband is pretty useless. In big cities like New Delhi and Bombay they probably have access to broadband. I wonder what kind of speeds they get.

Speeds are quite high if you get a good plan. Airtel offers a max of 16mbps on normal plans and 40, 80 and 100mbps on fiber ops.

lostjournal
Feb 19, 2013, 02:17 PM
I was talking about broadband not Internet user-base, which I'm sure there are over 137 millions people, but of these 137 million how many are still on dial up? Having a apple tv without broadband is pretty useless. In big cities like New Delhi and Bombay they probably have access to broadband. I wonder what kind of speeds they get.

Seems like you are an Indian settled in the US/Canada. Whatever be it - you have no common sense, which also makes you dumb. And you are making a fool of yourself here.

We are talking about Apple TV here. If you are capable of buying an Apple TV, then what is stopping you from buying a good broadband plan. Ever heard of FTTH. There are plenty of good internet plans available capable of streaming full HD contents.

Navdakilla
Feb 20, 2013, 03:43 PM
I had a friend send a couple apple tv's to India last year. His family loves them over there, glad they now are selling them their too!

japanime
Feb 21, 2013, 12:16 AM
Would love to see the iBookstore open in India as well.