First Apple Store in India coming to Mumbai
Currently, India is served by a network of Apple Authorized Resellers Store but hosts no company-owned stores. In late August, government rules requiring companies in India to source 30% of production locally were eased. The restriction had previously prevented Apple from opening any retail stores.
First Apple Store in India Bandra Kurla Complex is a commercial center under development in Mumbai. Maker Maxity mall is a significant retail development located within the complex.
The description is vague and open to interpretation, but Apple has opened several other significant mall stores we can look to for guidance. Recent locations in Jewel Changi Airport, Dubai Mall, World Trade Center, and Galaxy Macau occupy two floors, among others.
An “experience centre” likely refers to a Forum and video wall for Today at Apple creative sessions. Apple places this area on the ground floor of most stores. Three recent major locations include an “Experience Room” for demoing HomePods and Apple TVs, but these are complementary to the store and don’t command the main sales area.
the expected to open in September 2020, taking eight months to a year to finish. The timeline isn’t unprecedented, but aggressive considering the size of the store. Standard single-story U.S. mall stores often take at least eight months to build. It’s also worth noting that the term “flagship” has no established public definition from Apple and its meaning varies from person to person. In Taiwan, Apple made its retail entrance first with a mall store at Taipei 101 before constructing a more significant landmark store at Xinyi A13 two years later.