Sanjay Kaul, head of Apple’s India operations, has resigned from his post. He held the top post in India for Apple for over one and a half years. Under his leadership in India, the company registered mixed figures.
According to a report in The Economic Times, Kaul will soon begin a new venture. However, the report did not confirm if the venture will be related to the mobile industry. Apple has not issued an official statement on the departure of its India head. However, we assume that the company will soon find and announce a replacement for Kaul.
Kaul’s departure comes at an interesting time. Lately, Apple has been agressively trying to work out terms with Indian government to start production in the country. It has started assembling iPhone SE in India and plans to completely manufacture iPhone SE second generation out of India for global suplies. Also, India has been on the plans for the company for quite some time now.
With all these plans in India, it seems everything hasn’t been right for Apple. Just yesterday, the company had announced increasing prices of top iPhone models in the country citing increased import rate. This move will further impact Apple’s sales in a country considered to be price-conscious.
The above quoted report in The Economic Times also states that the company has faced a much slower growth in the ongoing year. Insane pricing of the newly launched iPhone X is one of the reasons and post the price hike, this is going to impact the sales in a bigger way.