Apple set to finally open Apple Stores in India, hiring has begun

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Apple is finally set to open a series of Apple Stores in India. The company has hired people for 12 positions at “various locations in India”, including technical specialists, business experts, senior managers, store managers and “geniuses”. Some new hires have already shared the good news on LinkedIn, which seems encouraged by Apple, as the company’s head of recruitment in India, Renu Sevanthi, has linked to some of them.

Getting to this point hasn’t been straightforward for Apple. It planned to open its first brick-and-mortar store right after the online store went live in 2020, but that was pushed to 2021, which was later pushed back to 2022.

India had some strict requirements for foreign companies, which hampered Apple. iPhones were to be manufactured in India and 30% of the products sold in stores were also to be made in India. This last requirement was abandoned while Apple began manufacturing the iPhone 13 locally.

This led to the iPhone 13 becoming the best-selling model in India in Q3, marking the potential for future success for Apple in India.

It is not clear how many Apple Stores will be opened in the country or in which cities, but we will no doubt hear more in the coming months.

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