Apple is finally getting ready to open its first physical store in the country as it bets on India as a market and manufacturing base.
The company teased the opening of its retail outlet in a brief statement Wednesday, saying it was preparing to greet customers in the financial and commercial hub of Mumbai. Its previous plan to open a store in the country in 2021 was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hello Mumbai,” the statement said.
A notice outside the store said it would be “arriving soon.” Apple (AAPL) did not immediately respond to a request for further details, such as the opening date.
The launch would come more than 20 years since the California-based giant first entered the Indian market through third-party resellers.