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IPhone sales in India dropped for the first time in four years


BANGALORE, India (Reuters)


4 minutes 6 November 2018
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November 5, 2018 / 22:14

Apple iPhone sales are expected to increase by 25 percent this year, including the holiday season in India, and are scheduled to decline for the first time, according to Quarterpoint Research. 4 years ago. Focus on Apple's difficulty in gaining access to the Indian 1.3 billion consumer market increased last week after Apple blamed a disappointing chain of sales forecasts for the handful of large emerging markets.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said after the release of third-quarter results that there was no change in sales in India at the moment, including a one-month holiday season culminating in Diwali this week, a boom in electronics. "The company's channels have said that the current quarter numbers range from 700,000 to 800,000 units, a drop of 1 million units a year ago," said Nil Shah, head of research at CountpointPoint Research based in Hong Kong.

"For the full year of 2018, Apple is expected to beat about 2 million phones, roughly 1 million last year, due to the unwillingness of Indian consumers to pay high prices for the purchase of phones, as a result of tariffs and rupees." four years. If we look at the third quarter, 900,000 units last year and this year at 450,000 units and the iPhone has become more expensive, the features and specifications are not as attractive, "Shah predicted.

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