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India considers tax and policy changes sought by Apple over iPhone manufacturing - VentureBeat

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

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

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 »

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

Apple has been trying to open stores in India for years, but a Chinese rival has got there first. 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 ...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 »

Oppo Gets Permission To Open Retail Outlets; Will Invest Rs 2200 Cr In New Manufacturing Units - (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 »

China's Oppo to build 550 service centers in India by year-end - Nikkei Asian Review

NEW DELHI -- Betting big on India, one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets, Chinese handset maker Oppo plans to build 550 service centers across the country by the end of 2017. These centers "will cover all regions [across] India, so that ...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 »

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

With OPPO gaining approval for single-brand retail stores in India, Apple could soon follow the lead. By : Sami Khan. October 5, 2017 16:47 IST. 7 products Apple probably wish theyd never made. Close. 7 products Apple probably wish theyd never made. In ...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 »

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 »