Results 1 to 5 of 5

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Apple Renews Interest in India with iPhone 3GS, iPad

  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,820
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,480 Times in 566 Posts

    Default Apple Renews Interest in India with iPhone 3GS, iPad



    One of the world's most populous nations is getting the latest version of the world's most popular smartphone. This weekend, the two largest carriers in the nation, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, revealed the launch of the iPhone 3GS in India. The iPhone, however, isn't the only well-known smartphone to get a big push in a new part of the world. The BlackBerry Storm2 is also being rolled out for Indian consumers.

    Traditionally Apple has - to put it bluntly - largely ignored India. Famously, India's App Store was once down for just over two weeks before the good people at Apple resolved the issue that caused the crash. But in the wake of the iPad's announcement, it seems Apple has taken a new interest in India and, consequently, revamped its business strategy in that part of the world.

    In addition to the iPhone 3GS (finally) arriving in India as of two days ago, the iPad is scheduled for an Indian launch in the coming weeks. Shortly after the tablet was announced in January, Google Trends revealed one of the most prevalent search patterns to ever originate from India as a result of a massive chunk of the Indian population inquiring about the new tablet computer. Now that India is showing an interest like never before in Apple, it seems Apple is poised to return the favor.

    Shortly after the tablet's late-January introduction, The Financial Times published an article stating that the iPad "will have very little impact in India," suggesting that the device would only find "niche adoption as a lifestyle device for surfing the internet and watching high-definition videos."

    Then again, since late January, the buzz in India over the iPad has only increased. And as Apple shows signs of renewed interest in the region, it's quite possible that India could be so enamored of the device that, contrary to what some believe, demand for the iPad could substantially eat into the sales of traditional PCs and laptops in the region.

    I guess we'll find out soon enough.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Michael Essany For This Useful Post:

    ravinder (03-29-2010), RockMeOn (03-28-2010)

  3. #2
    Former MMi Staff Writer sayam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Posts
    804
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 464 Times in 104 Posts

    this comment makes no sense.. IGNORE
    Last edited by sayam; 03-28-2010 at 04:44 PM.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to sayam For This Useful Post:

    ravinder (03-29-2010)

  5. #3
    didn't i just read this?

  6. #4
    Ya you did, but I guess its for Voda now. They launched it as well. ;/

    What A Waste...
    --If I Helped, Please Hit Thanks!--

  7. #5
    Last week i went to Apple Store @ Atria Mall in Worli,
    The staff told me that iPad will come to India only after July ???
    Lets hope it comes early.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •