Apple has been making a big push into China recently, but the company may be gearing up to go after another nearby market that’s just as promising. A new report from The Times of India reveals Cupertino’s plans to expand its network of reseller stores in an effort to target smaller towns and cities in India.
In total, Apple apparently hopes to help open roughly 500 locations. The new stores would be managed locally, though presumably with some oversight from Apple, and focus on mobile devices. Each store could range in size from just 300-600 square feet to over 2,000 square feet in bigger cities.
Cupertino has had a presence in India since 2011, though it still lags far behind Samsung in market share. The company has yet to open any official Apple Stores in the country due to strict local laws, but previously announced plans to launch 200 reseller stores by the end of 2015.