Apple has been trying to get necessary permits to import used iPhones, refurbish and then sell those handsets in India.
However, the company’s first application was rejected by the Environmental Ministry last year. And now, according to reports, Apple has again filed an application last month to get the required permissions.
Fearing loss of business if Apple manages to procure the permissions, tech giants like Samsung, Intex and Micromax have come together to oppose Apple’s request.
They have decided to form Consumers’ Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers’ Association (CEAMA) of India, a group that will protect the rights of manufacturers, will send a letter to the government.
The group will argue that Apple’s intention of selling used iPhones will cause a negative impact the environment, and will also defy country’s import policy.Back to latest news