The Apple Watch might finally be arriving in India as soon as next week. As per latest reports, Apple will finally launch its very first wearable device in India next week.
The report comes from Economic Times, which suggests that Apple might be planning to take advantage of the festive period that will take over India in October. Apparently, the Cupertino giant had a closed door meeting with its trade partners on Wednesday and then came up with the decision to launch the Apple Watch in India next week. The Apple Watch was released across select countries like U.S back in April and it’s only now that the smartwatch is making its way to India.
The meeting is also said to have resulted in Apple bringing the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in India early October, that is October 10-11, which will make it the fastest ever iPhone launch ever in India. Reportedly, Apple wants to triple its iPhone sales in the October-December period, which is the prime time for the market, thanks to the festivities like Diwali and Durga Puja.
It will be interesting to see if the pretty expensive Apple Watch gets any reasonable traction in India. It will be competing with the likes of the new Moto 360 smartwatch, that’s supposed to be launching soon and the upcoming Samsung Gear S2. There will be tough competition for the iPhone 6s too, with Samsung already launching its Note 5 and S6 Edge+ here in India.