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The first physical Apple retail store in India, promised by Apple CEO Tim Cook last year to open in 2021, has been delayed due to the worldwide health crisis, the company has confirmed to The Indian Express.

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Last year, during an earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that his company plans to open its first official Apple Store in India by 2021. Clearly, due to the unforeseen and unpredictable challenges presented by the global health crisis, Apple has delayed its store opening in Mumbai.

In September, Apple tailored to its strong Indian customer base by opening an online store. This gave customers a direct way to purchase products from the company itself rather than from authorized retailers.

In the past, Cook and other Apple executives have remarked on India's importance, including in the latest quarterly earnings call, stating that Apple had grown double-digits in India, along with a few other countries.

Article Link: First Apple Store in India Delayed Due to Global Health Crisis
 

Madhava

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Apple online store will be the only way to drive sales, service for Apple and to cater all Indian Apple customers (Single digit % of 1.3 billion population).
Apple is for niche market segment with non existent services or content for a India. (Maps, TV, etc..)
With bringing back to school promotion, adding more payment options I feel they are going on the right path.
Setting up a store in Mumbai / Delhi will be only to show their presence of a physical store and nothing else.
 

FedUpFanBoy

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Covid is no joke. It infuriates me that we have a viable mitigation in place but people are STILL dying left and right all over the world for dumbass capitalistic or political reasons.
The viable option that hasn't been FDA approved, the one where no liability can be nasty, that doesn't prevent infection or transmission? that option infuriates you? Me too. Especially when its being mandated.
 
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RalfTheDog

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The viable option that hasn't been FDA approved, the one where no liability can be nasty, that doesn't prevent infection or transmission? that option infuriates you? Me too. Especially when its being mandated.
That is true for all vaccines. If you are harmed by a vaccine, it is covered by the government, not the manufacturer. The exception is when the manufacturer shows some level of negligence.
 

dba415

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The viable option that hasn't been FDA approved, the one where no liability can be nasty, that doesn't prevent infection or transmission? that option infuriates you? Me too. Especially when its being mandated.
Funny how people claim to think that health authorities like the CDC or other scientists shouldn't be trusted, while simultaneously say that FDA approval is needed before they would take a vaccine.
 

Darth Tulhu

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The viable option that hasn't been FDA approved, the one where no liability can be nasty, that doesn't prevent infection or transmission? that option infuriates you? Me too. Especially when its being mandated.
Yeah, NO.

I have no sympathy for tinfoil-hat-wearing, everything-is-fake-news propaganda addicts that don't listen to the science nor statistics regarding the vaccines.

I'm actually more than OK with them finding out the hard way as they leave the hospitals feet-first, with a Darwin Award laid on their chest, so I actually agree with your position on the mandates.

Sadly, this impacts those that want the help but can't get it, and it opens the possibility of viral mutation which then endangers the rest of us.

So at this point my hope is that it mutates slower than the anti-vaxxers get taken out.

Apple is right to skip opening stores, and masking up again, and I praise those that are keeping up the good fight on the front lines, trying to get ahead of this thing.
 
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