Apple once again requests to sell used iPhones in India

Apple has once again requested to sell used iPhones in India as it negotiates with the government for concessions to start production in the country, reports Bloomberg, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with the matter.”

The company has purportedly asked to bring in used smartphones to be refurbished and sold in India, saying it will have the manufacturing infrastructure needed to make them compliant with quality standards, said the person, who asked not to be named as the matter is private. The request is included in a list of concessions submitted by Apple to a panel of government officials that includes a 15-year tax holiday, according to Bloomberg.

In May 2016, the Indian government nixed Apple's application to import and sell refurbished iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company sought permission to import and sell used phones in an effort to appeal to price-conscious consumers. A similar proposal was rejected by the Indian government in 2015.