Note ban, iPhone 7 drive Apple’s India revenue to all-time high

Apple_iphone7Cupertino-based Apple Inc. posted an “all-time record revenue” in India in the October-December quarter, the iPhone-maker’s CEO Tim Cook said during a post-earnings call on Wednesday. The Apple chief added the results were especially impressive given “the demonetisation move in India that created lots of economic pressure last quarter.” The company, however, does not break […]

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Apple’s India iPhone sales, market share tumble as pressure mounts to boost growth

Apple Inc.’s mobile-phone shipments and market share in India plunged in the April-June period from a year earlier, according to US-based research firm Strategy Analytics, highlighting the challenges the iPhone maker faces in the world’s third-largest smartphone market. The company shipped 800,000 smartphones in India in the second quarter of 2016, down by a third […]

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Apple’s India sales continue to surge as iPhone battles global slump

iphone_feIndia has emerged as one of Apple Inc.’s fastest-expanding markets and the company is looking forward to open retail stores in the country to accelerate growth, CEO Tim Cook said after the iPhone maker posted a drop in quarterly revenue and profit. “In the first three quarters of this fiscal year, our iPhone sales in […]

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No bigger validation

Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) with 
Sweetcouch founder & CEO
Rajesh ChokaniRajesh Chokani, founder & CEO, Sweetcouch: We did expect to meet some important people from Apple but I was taken aback when Tim Cook walked in. But he had no airs and rather, his casual and hands-on attitude made us feel very comfortable. I was probably wrong in assuming the CEO of Apple to be […]

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Passage to India

Apurva-Roy-ChoudhuryApurva Roy Choudhary, CEO, Cynapse: We have been developing apps for the Apple ecosystem for the last six years. For the first couple of years, we did not have any connect with any Apple employees or relationship managers. Apple was a white box for us. This has been steadily changing in the last couple of […]

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Diving deep

Ajit-NarayananAjit Narayanan, founder, Invention Labs: We definitely knew that we would be meeting someone important from Apple, but the identity was kept under wraps because of the non-disclosure agreements we had signed. I was definitely pleasantly surprised and honoured to know it was Tim Cook himself whom we were meeting. While he definitely posed a […]

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Apple is big on Indian app ecosystem, say founders who met Tim Cook

Indian-startup-foundersAs the founder of a startup, you receive an invite from Apple Inc. Obviously, you are excited. This could be that lucky break, you may be thinking. Finally, the day arrives, and as you wait to meet the Apple team, you see Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple walking in. For a moment, you are […]

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Apple invests $1 bn in China’s Didi Chuxing

apple_feApple Inc has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, earlier known as Didi Kuaidi, in a deal that gives the tech giant a stake in Uber Technologies Inc’s main competitor in the world’s second-largest economy. The deal with Apple is the single-largest investment Didi Chuxing has ever received, the Chinese company said […]

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