Ok, this is interesting. Apple has had an on again, off again relationship with the Indian market over the years. While on my October 2007 trip to India, I only noticed a few Apple reseller outlets – resellers that were based mainly in places like Hyderabad and Bangalore. Reports now indicate a link-up between Apple and India’s Reliance. They will build 60 iStores across India and will offer the full range of Apple products.
The announcement makes perfect sense to me. There is a huge pent up demand for products like the iPod in India. Even the MacBook Air, listed at Rs. 99,000, will feed young India’s lust for ‘luxury’ products. [Linked via TUAW]