Engrave Apple devices in 6 Indian languages, other perks you can get from Apple’s India online store from today
Update: The Apple Store is now live.
Apple’s online store in India is all set to go live today. The site still mentions it's ‘coming soon’ for now and is expected to go live ‘shortly’, but a quick glance tells you that the store, when it goes live, will offer shopping assistance, free no-contact delivery, different payment options, free sessions to understand how to use your device better, being able to engrave your Apple devices in six Indian languages, etc.
So far, if you were buying Apple products in India, you were relying on third-party authorised Apple retailers or e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart.
Launched right before the upcoming festive season in the country, Apple’s online store will be making way for Apple’s first brick-and-mortar store in the country that is expected to come up soon.
While we wait for the offline store, for now, the company has partnered with Blue Dart for on-ground fulfillment.
Apple has been operating in India for more than 20 years now, and the Apple India store is going to be their 38th online store globally. Also, Apple has about 500 physical stores across the world including the latest floating marvel at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.
Besides the fact that you can order what you want directly from Apple without having to navigate through e-commerce platforms and third-party retailers, here are some of the top perks you are going get when you shop online from the store -
Apple specialists are going to be available to answer your queries and help you pick the right product.
You can get one-on-one online sessions with an Apple Specialist when you buy a product online to help you optimise your usage.
You can exchange an older iPhone for credit towards a new one. The store will help you figure out a trade-in value for the older phone so you can get a discount on the new one that you are going to buy.
Custosmise your Mac
Apple brought in the Mac customisation option to India recently in May and you can access it on the store when you buy a new device now. Be it additional storage, a better graphics card or more memory, you can customise your new Mac as you want.
Avail Apple’s extended warranty with up to two years of technical support, accidental damage cover. Plus you have Apple specialists helping you out here to resolve things better. Earlier, third-party repair solutions would take your device to Apple to get it fixed - you will now be able to access company solutions directly.
Hardware, software support
Apple is going to provide software and hardware support from setting up your device to recovering your Apple ID, from replacing a screen to learning to use your devices better. And there is also the option of engraving your devices with your name, initials or something special in six Indian languages.
Free, safe delivery
With Blue Dart as on-ground partners, you can avail free, contact-less delivery.
Varied payment options
Apple is going to offer you payment options over credit cards, debit cards, credit card EMIs, UPI, net banking and even credit card on delivery options. If you are a student, there are additional savings for you.