Tim Cook to Inaugurate Apple Hyderabad Development Centre on 19th May 2016 at Hyderabad. Cook is on his first official trip to the country, where he will also introduce an accelerator program for iOS developers.
The maps center will be based in Hyderabad. Apple, which is seeking to open retail stores in the country, has also been facing opposition to its efforts to import and sell refurbished iPhones in India.
Tim Cook to Inaugurate Apple Hyderabad Development Centre
- Cook will also unveil an accelerator program for iOS developers.
- Apple is also seeking to open retail stores in India.
- The Apple CEO is also planning to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Apple team is coming. But we do not know who are the members of that team which is coming on May 19 (Thursday) for the launch of their facility. We are not 100 per cent sure whether Mr Cook will be there or not. We also asked them. We are waiting for the confirmation,” Telangana IT Department Secretary Jayesh Ranjan told PTI.
He, however, did not specify the amount of investment that Apple is planning to make into the centre.
Ranjan had earlier said officials of the Cupertino-based company had already met state government officials requesting their support for some of the clearances.
“They have already identified space in a building owned by Tishman Speyer at Nanakramguda. We are also extending support to the company in terms of obtaining necessary approvals from various departments,” he had said.
This is despite the global sales remaining flat globally in the same time period.
Samsung led the India smartphone tally with 29 per cent share. Other top players included Micromax (17 per cent share), Intex (10 per cent), Lenovo (8 per cent), Reliance Jios Lyf (7 per cent) and Karbonn (5 per cent).
According to the report, Apple in India recorded a stellar 62 per cent growth in the first quarter from the year-ago period, though on a lower base.