There’s some good news for Indian fans of Apple products. Apple is going to launch its online store in India coming September. According to apple, it’s official launch date is September 23. after it’s launch Apple will offer full range of products and support directly to customers across the country for the first time. Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook announced the news. He tweeted on Friday, saying, “we can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India”.
In a blog post, Apple said that the new online store will provide customers with the same premium experience found in Apple store locations around the world, delivered by online team members who are ready to offer their expertise.
“We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time.”
Talking about the online store, the blog post said that online Apple Specialists would be available to help with anything from custom-configuring any Mac to setting up new devices. Customers can get advice, receive guidance, and learn about new products directly from Apple, both in English and Hindi.
“With financing options and an available trade-in program, the Apple Store online offers a range of affordability options. Students can shop for a Mac or iPad with special pricing, and receive discounts on accessories and AppleCare+,” it said.
In October, as the festive season arrives, customers can also avail signature gift wrap and personalized engraving for select products. Engraving of emoji or text in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu will be available for AirPods, and English engraving will be available for iPad and Apple Pencil.
For the health and well-being of Apple’s teams, customers, and communities, all orders from the Apple Store online will ship with contactless delivery, the blog post said, adding that orders that do not require a signature will be left at the customer’s door, and those that do will need only a verbal confirmation from a safe distance instead of a written signature.
Apple has been operating in India for more than 20 years, and the company’s ongoing investment and innovation support almost 900,000 jobs across the country.