India to Get Apple Store Very Soon

by Karthik on October 11, 2007 · 10 comments

Apple Inc is working very hard indeed to open new stores to match its growing popularity since the launch of the iPod and the iPhones. While new stores are being opened every day, this is not enough, so Apple is partnering with Retail partners to bring the Apple stores to places where they aren’t present as of now.

Apple Store - India

One such example is India, where Apple just concluded  a deal with Reliance to launch its flagship Apple Store in over 10 locations countrywide. The deal was finalized on  Monday and is the first retail partnership of Reliance with an International brand. The first of the Apple Stores will open by the end of October in bangalore, with ten more to open by the end of the year.

The first of the Apple stores will open in Bangalore, just before Diwali a local festival. The Apple store will be different from the already existing Apple stores, by selling only exclusive Apple Products. The Apple store will sell, Macs, iPods, and iPhone once it is released in India probably early next year. Besides selling Apple products the Stores would have Genius Bars (Customer Support), Theatre for presentations and seminars, A studio to help train people to use Macs.

I can’t wait for the Apple store to open in India, and I will definitely be paying a visit to it the next I visit Bangalore. I am wondering if Apple will be throwing out a Launch party at the store and giving away free goodies as it always does at a store launch.

I also believe that the New stores will launch on October 26th, the day everyone believes the next version of OS X Leopard will debut.

Well until then I keep my fingers crossed and wait for what Apple and Reliance come up with in Bangalore.  

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Thilak October 11, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Wow… sounds exciting. Apple Reseller Store in Banaglore price way too much. The other day, I called them up to ask if iPod Touch was here, so they said it’ll come in another two weeks and will cost 21K for 16GB.

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Karthik Kastury October 11, 2007 at 9:22 pm

@Thilak, I really hope the prices are on par with the US Prices. Its way too expensive over here in India..

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Thilak October 11, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Probably the launch of Apple Store will coincide with iPod Touch

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Arpit Jacob October 12, 2007 at 9:56 am

Wow interesting I just hope they sell Mac Book Pros for the same price as the US. Thats the only annoying thing so far

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Arpit Jacob October 12, 2007 at 9:56 am

also could you point out the source of your story ?

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Karthik Kastury October 12, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Hi Arpit, i came to know about this from a Reliance Employee.. And i really hope the prices are on par with the US prices..

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Shiva October 31, 2007 at 7:48 pm

Hey plz tell me where is it gng to be located in banglore.

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