Apple has seeked the Government’s approval as it plans to import and sell refurbished iPhones in India. The company is also planning to set up a facility which will renovate used mobiles shipped from China. The company filed an application to the Environment ministry’s technical review committee on December 7th. No business plan has been revealed by the company but the number of refurbished phones would be in low hundreds of thousands units annually.

Technology giant Apple is set for its best-ever quarter in local sales with the shipment of more than 4,13,500 iPhones in the first month of its launch to November 15. According to Cybex Exim,”Shipments of the new iPhones made up nearly 74% of Apple’s total in the month and a half that began October 1″. Further, Research agencies estimate that sales for the quarter ending December may exceed 700,000 units.