India obstructs import of iPhones, Xiaomi and Oppo devices built in China

26 November 2020
The Bureau of Indian Standards has been delaying approvals since August.

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  • .alpha

India's economy downturn since 2016 have been entirely self-inflicted but like all democracies, politicians will save themselves before the country

Some Chinese shills are still crying here, but the fact remains that GOI did a hell of a job wiping out the Chinese software ecosystem in India. A big kudos to them.

Next target is the Chinese hardware ecosystem and the government has already started that process by debarring Chinese manufacturers from participating in the PLI scheme.

The Chinese heavily miscalculated this one.

india people not hindu nationalist who is boycotting chinese goods

Anonymous, 27 Nov 2020First learn about data privacy, and how it works. Indian go... moreI guess people are mature enough to understand the "risks" of data security. And can you provide a single link to any "proofs" that those apps leaked the data? CamScanner did leaked some important data, so Google took it down. After redesigning their structure and convincing Google of data security, they were back. But no. India government got no chill.
All because some soldiers were killed on the border. Although, India claims that Indian Army killed more than double the number of soldiers of PLA, still neither government, nor public seems to be in mood for de-escalation.

And Indian Government is not doing anything "good" for us. They are just imitating US Government, who did not had a "single" proof against Huawei or ByteDance, still banned it. This is called "dictation", nothing else. And I am not gonna support it.

Well, I don't care. Huawei was banned because Trump needed to save the furniture factory of "Gates" and "Windows" and some (rotten) Apple farmers. And Indian Government wants to save Indian Devs, who, except for copying China, can't do anything else.

SShreyas, 28 Nov 2020It's not about coolness. Some people care less about a... more
"It's not about coolness. Some people care less about about changing themes or fonts to make their device looks unique (though the "unique" and "personalised" devices are the most common). They simply want not-so-personalized and not-so-unique device with minimalism"

>>> Nobody is forcing you to change the theme or font. One can keep the device simple and minimum. One has that flexibility on Android. Not so much on iOS.

Why would anyone use 5-6 year old outdated phone?
Technology evolves fast.
Are you telling me every iPhone user keeps it for 5-6 years? You must be out of your mind.
Your biggest assumption is that Android only works for 2-3 years which is completely false.
Android can be easily used for 5-6 years. Looks like you are still trapped in year 2012. Wake up!

Anonymous, 27 Nov 2020Oh yeah the optimized software that always needs at least 1... moreEven OnePlus recalls their update, that too, "twice". Won't even want to mention Xiaomi and others.
And it's a common sense that initial version of any software will have bugs, no matter how much it is optimized.

iOS.Never.Again, 27 Nov 2020Using an iPhone in India won't make you look cool or w... moreIt's not about coolness. Some people care less about about changing themes or fonts to make their device looks unique (though the "unique" and "personalised" devices are the most common). They simply want not-so-personalized and not-so-unique device with minimalism, and still stand out among a bunch of other devices.

Oh. And spending spending a similar amount of money every 2-3 years on an Android is sign of intellectual?
And spending $1000 on an iPhone for 5-6 years is better than keep spending the very same amount every two-three years on a similar Android.

  • Pra

This is actually a very good move by the Indian government. We are not importing things or mobiles and buying them from China where they’re made. Even though Apple is American, the Chinese manufacturer gets revenue. So if we ban the imports and actually manufacture here in India. We can lower price of the item since it’s made here that means reduced taxes or no import taxes. Secondly, the company will register as an Indian company so they will have to follow the rules made by the Indian government. This provides authority and control in the hands of the govt. Thousands of people get jobs plus revenue to the economy by making the phones here. The market is also happy because the price is supposedly to be lower. This is clearly seen in how PUBG mobile Indian version is struggling to release in India because the govt wants control which it rightly deserves. Hope this helps

  • Shfride

Aamir, 28 Nov 2020Yes bro you are right the features of iphone are now mostly... moreBro don’t know whether you have used an iPhone yet but once you use it, you will realise the performance difference when compared to an even much higher specs android device. Quality of a product too matters along with a phone or any other products configuration. Yeah I accept iPhones cost much but in the last it’s our decision whether we need to spend that money on that product or not.

  • Aamir

iOS.Never.Again, 27 Nov 2020Using an iPhone in India won't make you look cool or w... moreYes bro you are right the features of iphone are now mostly available in every Android phone iphone fools the india so don't buy the if you then you are a fool

bs logic if u want to increase price of somethin just ban it

SShreyas, 27 Nov 2020And its RAM management and optimization can also embarrass ... moreUsing an iPhone in India won't make you look cool or wealthy or high status.
It's no longer a status symbol. But it is a symbol of the fact that a fool and his money are soon parted.

  • Anonymous

SShreyas, 27 Nov 2020And its RAM management and optimization can also embarrass ... moreOh yeah the optimized software that always needs at least 10 critical hot fixes post launch and still doesn't run optimal - how could we forget...

Android leading in marketshare while iOS leading in app crashes.
So much noise for the so called optimized OS.

  • AnonD-970042

First,India must start its Soc's industry (might be at 2030) atleast China has smic, Huawei (Hisilicon) for self sustainence .

iOS.Never.Again, 27 Nov 2020Everything from control center to other things can be added... moreAnd its RAM management and optimization can also embarrass anyone, until he/she is shameless af.

Bharat, 27 Nov 2020Since the India got freedom we are lying on other shoulder ... moreAmazing display of intelligence. Well, the 20% matters when the total is 1.5 billion

First, a piece of history.
Since independence till 1991, i.e, 45 years, India was a closed economy, where only Indian brands were there. And when globalization took place, all of those "incompetent" Indian brands got bankrupt within no time. And how much development took place in all those years? Infinitesimally small

A piece of economics.
You really think India will be a "superpower" if 1 INR will become equal to 1 USD? Great. Have you even cleared your matriculation exam?
Just ask your government. They can do so in merely few hours.

Bharat, 27 Nov 2020They also copied us. Think what all Indian gave tobthe nati... moreCan you explain any one single of incident where any company of 200+ nations copied India?

How amazing it is when the biggest critics of plagiarism (for China only), supports plagiarism when their own country's brand is involved. New heights of hypocrisy

Bharat, 27 Nov 2020Bro it more than 70 percentageAnd from which amazing source you got this information?

China exported goods and services worth $2.49 trillion worldwide. While, imports of India stood at $27.4 billion.

Care to explain how on earth your calculation gave a result of 70%???

  • Krish Saxena

didn't iPhone start manufacturing in India as well?

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 27 Nov 2020Funny since when is samsung cheaper. Galaxy S20 FE cost 8... moreThere is a logistical cost involved in acquiring all the parts, import, export, profit, research and development, profit and soo on.