Apple is all set to finally launch the famed Apple Stores for India and hiring for this has just begun. Apple had earlier conveyed its interest to set up Apple Stores in the country. Currently there are around 12 positions across the country for profiles such as technical specialist, business expert, senior manager, store leaders, and also “geniuses”!
LinkedIn is already seeing an influx of newly hired announcements and most of these hires have Renu Sevanthi as a contact.
The apple store story
Apple had launched it online store in 2020, but thanks to the raging pandemic, the physical stores never materialized post the online launch.
India too had few policy requirements that seemed pretty stiff for companies, and Apple also got inhibited with the same. All iPhones needed to be made in India and 30% of the stock at stores needed to be manufactured on Indian soil too. As Apple initiated manufacturing iPhone 13 locally, the last condition finally got relinquished.
By Q3 of 2022, this model also became the best selling piece in India. This sealed the potential for success of Apple for the future in India. As of now, there is no official word on the store numbers for India but Mumbai and Delhi are where the journey is set to unfurl. These first party outlets for retail have been in the pipeline for long now and Apple is finally set to close on the same. In fact, the job board at Apple saw new opening under the “Apple Retail” section too and were specially meant for “various locations within India.”
Reports to confirm news
Financial Times states that around five new employees from Mumbai and Delhi have mentioned the new jobs on their LinkedIn profiles. India contributes to just a fraction of the iPhone output but with newly rising exports, Narendra Modi, the Indian PM’s plan for placing India as a Chinese alternative seems to unravel. The top valuable company globally, Apple, started its iPhone model assembling in India around last year.
Apple Inc. Also exported $2.5 billion iPhones between April and December. This is around twice the earlier fiscal’s gross amount. Aptly put, this sort of underscores how the tech giant from USA is accelerating shift from China.