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From Mumbai To Delhi: Apple Expands Presence In India With New Retail Store, Embracing Local Culture And Sustainability

  • Posted on April 20, 2023
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Apple CEO Tim Cook


Apple's new store in India inspired by Delhi's culture and design

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in New Delhi on Thursday to inaugurate the company's second retail store in India at Saket. The store's design was inspired by Delhi's many gates and features unique elements that reflect the city's culture. 

The store boasts a staff of over 70 individuals who together possess fluency in more than 15 languages. In addition, the store will host Today at Apple sessions, which are interactive workshops and classes that cater to various interests, such as photography, music, and art, and those who are new to Apple products. 

The store also ties in with the Apple India Online Store, allowing customers to purchase a product or accessory online and pick it up from either the Saket or the Bandra Kurla Complex store in Mumbai.

Apple Celebrates 25th Anniversary in India with New Store Opening

The launch of the Apple Saket store happens to align with the 25th anniversary of the company's presence in India. Apple has ambitious plans for India, which include creating a stronger platform for app developers, prioritizing sustainability, launching community initiatives in multiple cities, and implementing localized manufacturing. The white oak tables and accent walls in the store were handcrafted in India, and similar features can be found in Apple's Visitor Centre in Cupertino and Apple Regent Street in London.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to New Delhi

During Cook's visit to New Delhi, he had a meeting with Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw alongside his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Cook also visited the Lodhi Art District on Wednesday and was impressed by the creative wall art there. Cook met with Indian athletes Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal, and others, who shared their Apple Watch experience.

Apple’s first official retail stores for India coming up in Mumbai and Delhi this week
Apple’s first official retail stores for India coming up in Mumbai and Delhi this week

Apple aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 across the entire supply chain and product life cycle

Tim Cook, in a tweet prior to the inauguration of the Saket store, mentioned that every Apple product has a future plan behind it, and they are getting closer to achieving a net-zero carbon impact. Apple is committed to sustainability and has set a goal of reducing its carbon footprint. The company is working towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions across its entire supply chain and product life cycle by 2030.

Apple's Indian Dream: Big Plans for a Billion-Strong Market

Apple's foray into India comes as the country experiences a surge in demand for smartphones and other electronic devices. With a population of over 1.3 billion, India is a significant market for Apple to tap into. The company's first store in India opened in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex earlier this week, and with the opening of the Saket store, Apple is expanding its presence in the country. The company has big plans for India and is committed to investing and growing across the country.

Apple's commitment to India extends beyond products, creating job opportunities and sustainable operations

Apple's presence in India will also benefit the country's economy by creating jobs and providing opportunities for local manufacturers and suppliers. The company has committed to investing in local manufacturing and is working with suppliers to set up operations in India. Apple is also focusing on sustainability and is working towards using more renewable energy sources in its operations in the country.

Apple's second store in India: A significant step towards growth and Investment in the Country

Apple's foray into India is significant for the company and the country. It is a sign of the company's commitment to investing in the Indian market and its growth potential. The company's focus on sustainability and local manufacturing will also benefit the country's economy and environment. With the opening of its second store in India, Apple is expanding its presence in the country and is poised for growth in the coming years.

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