Apple. Are you here?
No. I’m not writing this post praying for earlier launch of Apple iPhone,i’m writing this because of the age old iPods. I recently searched in Google for “Apple store India” and this is where the first result took me to.After some more digging i found out that Apple Store-India page is down for a long time .
You have to look at that Apple store page. Its awful and in much contrast to Apple’s brand name. Information saying “Sorry for Inconvenience” is in English and Chinese(or may be any other) . Chinese? Yes. Apple, Wake up!!! (Eventhough it is Apple-Asia Pacific site the page is of India’s store ).
I also found that there are no exclusive Apple stores at all in India.(even in Metros).All it has is some resellers and dealers. India may not be an attractive market as like U.S or U.K but it has enough potential buyers conisdering its population(it may exceed some present markets of Apple). iPod is a global brand name and Apple need not spend a great effort on marketing it. All we need is a trusty place to buy ,a service to support and a little marketing(I have never seen an Apple ad in TV or magazine in India. Anyone?). Such stores will also benifit existing iPod owners(like me) who are in need for a support.
The only thing i could foresee to fail for Apple is if it decides to launch an India customised iTunes store.(Is it the reason?)
Steve, Here lies a vast market to tap. You can’t ignore India for long .
Hoping this news to be true.
P.S:- Can anyone tell how I can send my iPod to Apple to replace battery or for any repairs if needed?