NEW DELHI: Apple CEO Tim Cook has pressed for the company to be allowed to sell certified second-hand phones in India, and is likely to raise the issue at his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is unlikely to accede to the request for now.
Modi, on his part, is likely to push Cook to manufacture Apple iPhones and computers in India, a person familiar with the matter said. In media interviews, however, Cook has remained non-committal on Apple's local production plans.
Let us wait n watch Modi ji decision. India should not allow second hand refurbished phones
Ashutosh V Divecha
We do talk of "National waste" - similarly if good phones are dumped away in foreign countries whats bad in using it in India - Indian consumers should gain the benefit of low cost and not the middlemen in the chain.
Refurbished iPhones will still be costlier than other smartphones sold first hand.
I agree. This will create more sales and even those who cannot afford to buy a brand new iPhone can own a phone. It''s like cars, it''s not that we don''t sell used cars in India.
People should have a choice. Nothing wrong with offering a used phone. If you want, you take it, if you don''t you buy a new phone.
It''s all about choices ... why can''t people have the choice of buying a refurbished phone, whether it is from Apple or Samsung, or LG or whoever?
Just because they cannot manufacture low cost phones in range of 5K to 15K they want to DUMP used refurfished phone here as the U.S. have a very strict norms & regulations for disposing E-waste. He wants to make money & capture Indian market selling it to us. SAY NO TO USED PHONES.
Are you sure about this? Renovated phones must be as good as new 1s.
No second hand phones please......
Someone please advise this Tim Cook to sell them to China. India is NOT a Second Hand Country and has no place for his JUNK IPHONES.
Cook should not consider India as dumping yard for their used hardware.. Hope Apple will soon decide to manufacture their Iphones/Mabooks..
Raju Narasimha N
Looks like he want to dump the electronic waste in India, and he wants to make money out of it, and what does he thinks about Indians, why should we buy the used ones, Indians are better off then what he thinks
What they think about us? It is clear.