From DigiTimes’ “Apple sees increasing shipments in India” posted Monday:
Apple became the fifth largest PC brand in India in the first quarter of 2021, with shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets and workstations combined to reach 208,000 units, according to data from Canalys.
Canalys pointed out that the significant increase in Apple’s notebook and tablet shipments in India was due mainly to Apple opening its online store in September 2020.
Research firm IDC’s figures also show Apple’s PC shipments in India (excluding tablets) grew 335.5% on year in the first quarter and only lagged Asustek’s by around 2,000 units. Apple and Asustek were tied for fifth place in IDC’s rankings for PC brands in India in the quarter.
My take: Persistence — and a rising middle class — pays off.