It’s a well-known secret that Apple wants to establish its foothold in India, a Market wherein the average selling price of a smartphone is less than $150. The Cupertino company has been trying to wrap its heads around rules and regulations. India is on its way to become the second largest smartphone market globally, and Apple wants its share of the pie.
That being said, Apple is still struggling with the high import duties, taxes and also direct distribution. Earlier the company had planned to bring in refurbished iPhones to India so that the entry price for an iPhone will be reduced considerably. Yet another mention worthy feat is that the company is all set to start its manufacturing which will primarily focus on iPhone 6 unit in Bengaluru. Apple is also in discussion with the government to allow them to open up direct retail stores across the country.
The government is currently seeking public and stakeholder comments on a consultive paper of control over users personal information and the data rule for the flow through communications networks. Either way, if this leads to new rules governing user data, it is expected to affect all the technology companies including Apple and Google.