FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) launched the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in India three weeks ago -- a month and a half after their initial release in 11 other countries.
Early reports suggested that the new iPhones were off to a strong start, but it wasn't until I read The Indian Express' follow-up Monday that I thought to see if there were any videos of the launch on YouTube.
If you are one of those who believed nobody on the subcontinent would shell out 50,000 rupees ($800) for the iPhone 5S or 40,000 rupees ($640) for the iPhone 5C, Gadgets To Use's attached video is not to be missed.
Why did Google make a 3:30 min. promo for search in a country where it has a 97% share?
FORTUNE -- If you haven't already seen the attached YouTube video -- viewed by 4 million since it was posted last week -- get out your handkerchiefs.
I tear up every time I watch it, but then I'm a sucker for reunion scenes.
When you're done, you might ponder the question posed in the subhead MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 19, 2013 12:46 PM ET
There are several companies that are doing well in India by adapting to the market instead of the other way around.
By Ravi Venkatesan
FORTUNE -- Multinational pharmaceutical companies agree on one thing -- that India is one of the hardest places in the world for Big Pharma to compete thanks to price controls, compulsory licensing of drugs, poor intellectual property protection, and a host of capable generic competitors.
The recent decision MOREJun 17, 2013 1:59 PM ET
Bollywood pioneer Ronnie Screwvala is Disney's point man in India.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- Ronnie Screwvala believes in India. As a self-made entrepreneur, Screwvala turned his small cable television company, UTV, into a multimedia conglomerate worthy of Disney's (DIS) attention. (Disney fully purchased the company for an undisclosed amount in 2012, and Screwvala is the managing director of the joint entity in India.) The key to Screwvala's success: capitalizing MOREMay 28, 2013 9:54 AM ET
It may not be the price of the iPhone as much as the economics of mobile broadband.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) made headlines last month on reports that its iPhone shipments to India tripled in the space of six months. Since then it's instituted some aggressive marketing techniques, including an advertising blitz and a buyback scheme, that could propel the company's sales in the country, according to one estimate, to $1 billion MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2013 11:38 AM ET
Has Apple finally found a way to crack the Indian market?
FORTUNE -- Two data points from the subcontinent, where Apple's (AAPL) iPhone sales have been notoriously slow to take off.At Asymconf: California last week, Paul Brody, IBM (IBM) vice president for electronic global business services, told attendees that he had just come back from India where mobile carriers are activating iPhones at the rate of 2,000 per day. The Times of India MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2013 7:27 AM ET
With models, starlets and disco music, the iPhone 5 makes a splash on the subcontinent
FORTUNE -- "Nowhere in India will you see this kind of queue to buy a smartphone." -- TV reporter, Mumbai, Nov. 2
India may be the fastest-growing mobile phone market in the world, but it's been hostile territory for Apple (AAPL).
In a country of 1.2 billion that buys 15 million cell phones a month, Samsung commanded a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 6, 2012 10:34 AM ET
Using data from 140,000 smartphone apps running on devices all over the world, Flurry Analytics has created a fascinating series of graphs showing ...
Which countries have purchased the most Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android devices
How many people in each country can afford a smartphone but haven't yet purchased one
Which countries are the most mature (in terms of smartphone penetration)
Finally, the chart above, showing where the future market opportunities MORE
The key to future sales growth is signing up new cellular operators, especially in Asia
In a series of well-researched charts, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty has put her finger on the one factor -- all others being equal -- that really drives smartphone sales: The number of cell phone operators that sell the thing.
In a report issued to clients Sunday, Huberty shared the results of an analysis of 760 carriers in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2011 8:12 AM ET
After the U.S (with Verizon) and South Korea, Apple is likely to target China, India and Japan
The iPhone built around the CDMA protocol that Apple (AAPL) launched in February went first to Verizon (VZ).
That made sense, since Verizon Wireless, with 94 million customers, represents the world largest market for CDMA mobile phones.
But as J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz points out in a note to clients issued Tuesday, Verizon's is not the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 13, 2011 9:48 AM ET
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