While negotiating with the Indian government to begin manufacturing operations in that country, Apple reportedly renewed a request for permission to sell used iPhones to Indian consumers. India had previously turned down this plan, citing quality concerns, but Apple is reportedly offering new assurances that the refurbished devices will meet quality standards.
Apple may be looking to the Indian market to make up for flagging growth in the West. The staring price of the iPhone 7 is much higher than that of the typical smartphone sold in India, so Apple hopes it can offer used devices at a more competitive price. 2016 was the company’s best year on record for iPhone sales in India.
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