Yes, you saw the title. And it is true, Apple filed application top open retail stores in India.
Apple has filed an application with India's department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) to build their own retail stores here, in India. India Times reported on Wednesday.
With this, they are also going to start selling their products online.
"We have just received Apple's proposal." said DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant "We are examining it"
The reason Apple hadn't made this move before is that the government just relaxed their stringent rules regarding foreign direct investment.
So, technology companies like Apple had to cut deals with other authorized resellers to sell their products in India.