Apple is looking to sell used iPhones in India, although the company is facing opposition from Indian smartphone makers.
The company is seeking permission in India to import and sell used iPhones, if the permission is granted, Apple would be the first company in India who is allowed to do this.
Many of the smartphone makers in India are trying to stop the iPhone maker from importing and selling used handsets, as they believe it could harm local manufacturers.
India has a program called Make in India which is designed to promote local manufacturers of smartphones and other devices.
“Make in India could turn into Dump in India,” said Sudhir Hasija, chairman of Karbonn Mobiles, who said it sells about 1.7 million phones a month.
Back in 2015 Apple applied to import used devices into India, although this was rejected, things could be different this time.
India is seen as a major market for Apple, the company is looking to open retail stores in the country and selling used handsets along with new devices would allow them to offer their products for a lower price.
Apple apparently has less than 2 percent of the India smartphone market, so the company can obviously see massive potential for growth, although the majority of the devices sold in the country costs less than $150.Filed Under: Apple, Apple iPhone