Apple announced today that it will launch an online store in India on September 23, the first time it will directly provide various apple products and support to Indian customers, nearly 10 years later than in China. From September 23, Indian consumers will be able to visit Apple’s official website and buy directly from apple, just as other consumers around the world shop at Apple’s online stores in various countries. So far, Apple’s product sales in India are entirely through authorized dealers and e-commerce companies such as Amazon and Wal Mart’s flipkart. < / P > < p > “we are proud to be able to expand in India and want to do everything we can to support our customers and their communities,” says Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice president of retail business and human resources at Apple. “We know that users rely on our technology to stay connected, learn, and develop creativity. By launching the apple online store in India, we are able to deliver the best apple to our customers at this critical moment. ” < p > < p > on October 26, 2010, Apple launched the apple store online store in China, providing the easiest way for Chinese consumers to buy Apple products such as iPhone 4 and iPad. At the time, Tim Cook, then Apple’s coo, said: “with personalized laser engraving services, customized products and free delivery of all products, the apple store online store became a great shopping place for Chinese customers.” < / P > < p > previously, one of the main obstacles that prevented apple from launching an online store in India was that the Indian government required foreign companies to purchase 30% of their parts locally. This eventually paved the way for Apple’s online launch. < / P > < p > Apple has made significant investments in India over the past years in order to take advantage of the huge potential Indian market. The iPhone is already in production in India, and apple is preparing to open its first direct store in India. Apple is expanding its online sales and distribution before its stores open. < p > < p > in May this year, apple began selling Macs to order through Indian distributors. Apple CEO cook promised in February that India’s online store would be launched this year. Apple’s first physical store in India will open in 2021, one of which will be located at the Mumbai International Exhibition Center. (author / Xiao Yu) < A= target=_ blank>Epic Games accused Google of monopolizing the latter, which may have a better chance than apple