Only a few days ago, news hit Indian Apple fans that the previously-promised offline store, which had been slated for a 2021 launch in Mumbai, would be delayed yet again. While that was certainly disappointing news, it wasn’t a big surprise to most of us with the current state of affairs. Still, if all goes well, it seems that we finally have a date to look forward to again! A report by the Economic Times says that sources close to the matter have revealed that Apple will open its India store in 2022 on the country’s independence day!
Will the Apple India Store Really Open on 2022 Independence Day?
Well, if these sources turn out to be real, it may very well happen. According to the report, “one of the two people aware of the matter” told them that “Apple has decided to open its first store on 15th August next year”. The publication also reports that Apple plans to launch two other Indian stores after the Mumbai store — one in New Delhi and another in Bengaluru.
My take? Well, I’m not really sure if the word of two anonymous sources is enough for us to get our hopes up again. Still, you can be sure we’re going to keep a close eye on this so we can report to our readers!
Honestly, with the number of rumours and changes of plans happening with the launch of an offline Indian Apple store, we aren’t sure what we’d believe if Apple itself came out to announce the launch. All we can say is: stay tuned! Till then, what are your thoughts on this news? Do you believe Apple will open its India store on independence day in 2022?