Apple’s Online Store Launches in India on September 23

Yolanda Curtis
September 18, 2020

The Cupertino giant has put out a press release announcing that Apple's online store will go live in India from September 23.

Through its online retail platform, Apple plans to offer assistance to customers in English and Hindi, while allowing users to engrave their iPads, Apple Pencil and Airpods in English and also in a handful of Indian languages, including Bengali and Gujarati.

Apple is finally bringing its online store to India.

Not only will customers be able to purchase all Apple products in the online store, but they will also have access to Apple Specialists who can guide users in their purchases and provide support.

"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, SVP of Retail+People at Apple.

Similar to coronavirus precautions taken in the US and other countries, Apple Store orders in India will ship with contactless delivery.

At the online Apple Store, much like customers around the world, buyers in India will get various financing options and an available trade-in program. Via the online store, customers will also be able to seek support and guidance for the existing products or for new purchases.

Additionally, students can take advantage of special pricing on Mac and iPad products, as well as receive discounts on accessories and AppleCare+, Apple said. Keeping in mind the festive season, a signature gift wrap and personalized engraving will be available for select products.

As COVID-19 presents vast challenges and uncertainties for communities across the country, Apple's teams are supporting local organizations to provide remote learning with study guides and curricula, the release added. There will also be other benefits in addition to it being a convenient destination to shop for Apple products in time of COVID-19. In October, customers can expect free online Today at Apple sessions led by local Creative Pros, focused on photography and music. This means orders that do not require a signature will be left at the customer's door, while those that do replace signatures with verbal confirmation.

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