Apple has stopped accepting card payments for subscriptions and app purchases using Apple ID in India.
This means that you are no longer able to use your Indian credit or debit card to buy apps from the App Store, get Apple subscriptions
The change has come as a result of the new auto-debit rules from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that came into force last year and are disrupting recurring online transactions.
The users who already have a card added as a payment method to their account are also not able to make any fresh payments through their Apple ID
Apple users in India can, though, still make purchases using UPI or netbanking.
Similarly, Netflix last year introduced UPI AutoPay support for recurring payments on its platform as a resort to avoid issues due to the auto-debit rules.
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in 2020 introduced the UPI AutoPay feature to enable auto-debit of recurring payments.
It is giving a prominent reason to companies including Apple and Netflix to favour the local interface over traditional cards.