Tim Cook’s visit to India may have paid off supplementary than people were expecting. According to the source, Apple will launch the next iPhone 7 in India at the same time as most major markets like the US and the UK, who is in proximity to the launch planning.
In India, Apple loses major of its initial sales push to the Grey market imports, or to people purchasing the iPhone overseas. Apple wants to cut this down by launching at the same time as the major markets. India is one of the strongest growing smartphone markets in the world and Apple sees the large potential in the market.