With the iPhone 5c, it was Apple’s attempt at releasing a more affordable iPhone handset. It wasn’t exactly that much cheaper, meaning that customers who wanted an iPhone would much rather pay a little more to get the latest hardware, rather than slightly less for older technology, which might explain why the phone is a flop.
However it seems that despite the apparent failure of the iPhone 5c, Apple still has its eye on emerging markets such as India, and according to a recent report from The Economic Times, it has been suggested that Apple is looking to open up more retail stores in India to help push the iPhone to customers living in the region.
So Apple is opening another retail store, what else is new, you ask? Well unlike Apple’s typical retail stores which are usually a pretty grand affair, the proposed retail stores for India are expected to be of a more humble design and will feel more like neighborhood shops rather than a large and grand store which can feel intimidating.
These shops will allegedly measure anywhere between 400 to 600 square feet and will focus more on iPhones, iPads, lower-end Macs, and iPods, as opposed to a full range of Apple products that one might expect from your typical Apple store.
Naturally Apple has yet to confirm these plans so do take it with a grain of salt for now, but in the meantime what do you guys think? Will this move help Apple gain a foothold in the Indian market which is dominated by the likes of Samsung?