Apple BKC is now open to the public after a grand opening by Chief Executive Tim Cook, who is in India after seven years. Located at Jio World Drive in Mumbai’s posh Bandra Kurla Complex, the Apple BKC store will offer direct sales and services in a luxurious setup, which is in line with the dominance of Apple Stores across the world. This is in contrast to third-party resellers which have so far been the only offline point of sale for Apple products in India.
Cook greeted more than 200 people who lined up just before the opening of Apple’s 28,000-square-foot (2,600-square-metre) store this morning. Apple previewed the store, announcing that Apple BKC is one of the most energy-efficient Apple Store locations in the world, with dedicated solar arrays and zero reliance on fossil fuels for store operations. Apple Stores are operationally carbon neutral, running on 100 percent renewable energy. This is in line with Apple’s commitment to the environment through which it hopes to become 100 percent carbon neutral by 2030.
Apple BKC will be open from 11 AM to 10 PM on all days.
Two days later, Apple will launch its second physical store in India at Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, New Delhi. Aptly called Apple Saket, the second physical store will attract customers from the northern region of the country. While Apple hasn’t revealed details of the architecture of the Apple Saket store, it is in line with the company’s goal for carbon-neutral operation of its physical stores not only in India but across the globe.
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