Bangalore — Apple has lost a trio of pivotal executives in India in recent weeks as it struggles to boost iPhone sales in the world’s fastest-growing major smartphone market, people familiar with the matter say. Among the executives who have departed are its national sales and distribution chief, the head of its commercial channels and mid-market business, and the head of telecom carrier sales, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. Apple’s Indian sales team is now undergoing a restructuring, one of the people said. The executive exodus is a symptom of Apple’s persistent malaise in India, where high tariffs inflate the price tags of imported gadgets such as the iPhone and consumers gravitate towards cheaper alternatives from the likes of Xiaomi and Samsung Electronics. Instead, the company resorts to marketing iPhones that are a few generations old and does not manufacture its latest models domestically, thereby incurring import levies. Its inab...

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