iPhone sales are booming in India

New data from Counterpoint — as noted by 9to5Mac — iPhone sales in India rose from 500,000 units in the December quarter of 2014 to 800,000 units in the December quarter of 2015. 

The technical market research firm says the iPhone 5s was responsible for 30% of the sales numbers. About half of the 800,000 units sold were iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models. In 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, accounted for 70% of the shipments.

Yesterday it was reported that Apple India had filed an application to open Apple branded retail stores in India with the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP).

"We have just received Apple's proposal. We are examining it,” DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant told the Economic Times.

Last November it was reported that Apple crossed the $1 billion sales mark in its India operations for the first time in the fiscal year that ended in March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC).