Apple iStore in india!

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    aerove

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    hey ppl .. apple's opening up a whole string of retail stores in india in collaboration to a indian company called reliance( HUGE firm) .. The one i went to was in Hyderabad , india !! its friggin awsome to have a apple store finally in my city! here are few of de pics.. unfortunately the aint allow me to snap inside cause its supposedly against their rules !! well i ended up buyin a sleeve for my mbp.. They've even got the macbook air too !
     

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    What do you mean?
     
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    Seems like everything is outsourcing to India. I know it's a retail store, but in my career, a lot of companies outsource there. That's why I was saying what's next.
     
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    Looks to be just an authorized retailer chain.:confused:
     
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    thats not an official Apple Store, its a reseller. but no Apple Store yet. big deal.
     
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    well yea.. but its exclusively apple and the store is designed as any other apple store :D and apple is supposed to have some kinda collaboration wit these guys.. and yea it does say premium reseller..

    anyways the thing is these guys have everything !!

    heh heh .. as far as i'm concerned outsourcing sucks man! the customer support is real crap ..

    http://www.tech2.com/india/news/general/reliance-digital-to-open-60-istores-across-india/30771/0
     
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    My point exactly. I have no issue with any other of the countries, JUST INDIA! lmao

    I have been on the phone with a bunch of reps, supervisors, managers etc, BASED IN INDIA, and they are total morons.

    I know a lot of intelligent indians, but hey, these call centers and outsourcing spots, a lot of them are the runt of the litter if you know what I mean! ;)
     
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    so does my reseller "Next Byte" down the road but its still not the real deal.
     
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    Tell me how in the world a retail store is comparable to outsurcing?

    Plus outsourcing is not really a threat anymore since the dollar fell like 25% compared to rupies, as well as indians finally realized they were getting ripped off.
     
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    I'm not comparing I'm generalizing. That's all.
     
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    yep dats wat i mean ! u hav one down the road :D we had none till now :rolleyes:


    i get ur point dude.. the people who work there are barely grads .. they end up there cause most of them might have no other option..
     
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    Well hopefully they DO make a change and make the store great. :)
     
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    i guess its now time for India to get an iTunes movie/tv show + rentals store :rolleyes:
     
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    Absolutely man.. i dunno why we still dont have em !
     
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    nice to see apple getting larger in india wonder if they will also have tech support there
     
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    Actually it is pretty much an apple store, due to local regulations you have to partner with indian companies. Its the same thing in China. The inside is pretty much an apple store. Although I am not sure about the prices electronics in India are like 50% more than USA.
     
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    yep .. thats the sad part .. the prices are premium compared to the actual price in us.. but that said its part fault of the govt.. cause of the import taxes and stuff. the mbair costs around $2300
     
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    You don't really understand, do you.
     
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    It seems to be a lot of negativity going around here though I can´t see why. I think its awesome, applestore or not: they sell apple products and they are spreading the love :D Good stuff indeedey
     
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    i understand the OP's excitement of having a Store nearby that exclusively sells Apple products.

    i am all for Apple resellers.
     
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    hey one observation i had was .. the shop was filled !:eek: its great cause apple doesnt advertise here in india.. if apple goes mainstream here .. surely the % of mac users will skyrocket! ..
     
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    ^^ maybe in the major cities where people can spend that type of money
     

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