Earlier this week, global tech giant Apple launched its online store exclusively for India. Customers from across the country can shop for Apple products directly from the horse – for the first time in all these years of the raging Apple fandom in India.
According to their official statement, while inhouse Apple specialists will be assisting visiting users both in English and Hindi, engraving of emoji or text is available in a variety of other languages too. English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu will be available for AirPods, and English engraving will be available for iPad and Apple Pencil.
Given the current (maddening) circumstances we live in, all orders will be shipped keeping in mind contact-less delivery. The orders that don’t need a signature on receiving the parcel will be left at the customer’s door, while those that do, will head back after a mere verbal confirmation from a distance.
In either case, who really orders an Apple and leaves it to be left at the door?
Either way the online store opens operations with the usual fare of shopping with Apple. A choice in payment options, trading an old, eligible phone for credits towards a brand new iPhone, customizing the Mac with tailor made add-ons like more memory, additional storage or an extra-powerful graphics and free starter sessions with an Apple specialist, post the purchase. To name a few.
P.S. Personal, unpopular opinion. The landing page of Apple’s official announcement of the store launch could have been a wee bit less cringy. I mean.