Apple products are available in most countries of the world, but there is no doubt that some are sold more than others. The prices of these are not governed by the economic circumstances of the area, there being slight differences due to taxes and distribution costs. An iPhone has the same value in Austria as in Spain, although in the first case the average salary is more than 3,000 euros and, in the second, less than half.
This is the reason why the iPhone does not have good sales in countries like India. Salaries do not give to buy an Apple smartphone there, so consumers choose other alternatives such as Xiaomi and other brands of Asian origin.
Apple is tired of continuing to fight for a piece of the cake in India, so it has begun its withdrawal by selling two of its most popular terminals: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in addition to leaving certain businesses.
Apple stops trying to fit in India
India, like China, is one of the most important smartphone markets in the world. It is one of the most powerful emerging markets today, like many others in the continent. However, their standard of living still cannot be compared to that of other Western countries.
The iPhone, like other products of the company, has failed to fit into the lives of the inhabitants of the country because they are too expensive. In contrast, brands like Xiaomi are very popular for their great value for money. Apple has decided to take action on the matter with some drastic measures such as stop selling the iPhone 6 and prevent their products from being sold in some stores.
According to iPhoneHacks the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were two of the most popular smartphones in India during the year 2018. However, due to their age, they lost steam compared to other alternatives such as Oppo and Vivo.
In addition, their products will no longer be available in stores that do not sell more than 35 units per month and whose dimensions do not exceed 37 square meters, focusing on at least 46 square meters and more exclusive.