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Apple's first India store to launch Tuesday

CEO Tim Cook to visit, eyeing meeting with Modi amid production shift

Apple will open at this location in Mumbai on April 18, and another in New Delhi on April 20, both in upscale shopping malls. (Photo by Ryosuke Hanada)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Apple is set to open its first directly run stores in India, seeking to take a slice of the growing middle- and upper-class market now dominated by Chinese and South Korean brands.

The iPhone maker will open a location in Mumbai on Tuesday and another in the capital New Delhi on April 20, both in upscale shopping malls.

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