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Chinese firm beats Apple in race to open India stores - CNNMoney

The Indian government gave Oppo, one of China's top smartphone makers, approval this week to establish retail outlets in the country. The decision is a boost for the company in one of the world's hottest smartphone markets. "India has become the most ...and more »

Other smartphones joining Apple's iPhone X with 3D sensor module delays - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple's iPhone X —the first iPhone with a "TrueDepth" camera —may not be the only smartphone suffering from problems with 3D sensor production, as shipments for competing products are also reportedly being delayed. Chinese vendors Xiaomi, Oppo, and ...and more »

Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official - Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on Thursday.and more »

Oppo gets FIPB approval to open its own stores in India - MediaNama.com

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has received the Foreign Investment Promotion Board's (FIPB) approval to set up single-brand retail stores in India, reports Reuters. This will allow Oppo to sell directly to customers and to scale its wholesale business.and more »

Oppo Gets Permission To Open Retail Outlets; Will Invest Rs 2200 Cr In New Manufacturing Units - Trak.in (blog)

Fast-rising Chinese phone brand Oppo has two big news, both of which are positive, and showcases their determination to capture the lucrative Indian smartphone market. While Govt. of India has approved their request to launch single brand retail ...and more »

Is India finally getting official Apple Stores? - International Business Times, India Edition

In what is seen as a big step for Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO in India, the company has received approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board to setup its single-brand retail stores in the country. The information was published on the ...and more »

India may grant Apple retail presence, tax breaks in exchange for building iPhones locally - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple has asked the Indian government for a number of exemptions following the start of production of iPhones within the country, and officials signaled on Thursday that they are weighing the requests. Apple wants the ability to build its own retail ...and more »

Apple inches closer to India retail store, iPhone unit - Seeking Alpha

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is nearing its goals of opening retail stores and manufacturing units in India. India gave Chinese smartphone maker Oppo permission to open its own single-brand stores, which makes the path smoother for Apple. Brands typically need ...and more »

While Apple's 3D Camera Module for iPhone X Slows down Production, it's a bigger Headache for Android Vendors - Patently Apple

While the rumors of low yield rates for the iPhone X's depth 3D sensing module persist, delay issues in general for the new 3D camera modules is quickly becoming a real headache for Apple's Android competitors. Today a new report states that Low yield ...and more »

Apple looks likely to get green light on retail stores in India; may get tax-breaks - 9to5Mac

Apple's long-standing request to open its own retail stores in India looks likely to be approved by the Indian government after Chinese brand Oppo was granted permission. Apple products are currently sold locally by authorized resellers. The Indian ...and more »