Apple Set to Open First Retail Store in India

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The Facts

  • Apple is gearing up to open its first retail store in India to the public later this month, roughly two decades after the company began selling products and services in the South Asian nation.

  • The company teased its retail opening in a Wednesday statement, saying it was preparing to greet customers in the financial and commercial hub of Mumbai.

The Spin

Narrative A

Apple is one of the most iconic companies in the world, and it is committed to excellence in both its products and the venues that sell them. It is a huge boost for India that its people can now have the true Apple experience — one that goes beyond world-class technology. With this store, citizens of the world’s most populous nation will have the opportunity to step inside an outlet that symbolizes ingenuity and greatness.

Narrative B

Apple’s store launch in India is not a welcome sight for everyone, as local merchants may lose significant business competing with the corporation. Tech sales is a large industry in India and many people earn their livelihoods by selling Apple products. Unfortunately, customers may snub their local store for the corporate giant.

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