Apple CEO Tim Cook was in India last week and he had quite a program; assemblies India’s top business leaders viewing an IPL cricket match and of course the closing assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There were some important statements while there’s a good bit of investigation going around on what Tim Cook’s visit means for India. Here’s a glance at the very top Apple statements and comments from Cook’s visit.
first big announcement with Tim Cook’s India visit was the opening of a new iOS App Design and Development Centre in Bengaluru!
“India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world,” Cook said in a press statement. “With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we are giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.”
Apple also announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad!
“Apple is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled to open this new office in Hyderabad which will focus on Maps development,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO in a press statement. “The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations.”
Apple’s plans to sell certified pre-owned iPhones in India!
“We had an idea with the certified pre-owned phones and we are working with the government on that,” he said, talking about how the tech giant was “thinking through its supply chain piece in India”.
“There is some misunderstanding if that is refurbished and it is not that at all. These are things we do in the US, Japan and pretty much every country in the world. And so that would be bring a level of operational responsibility and training into the country, which I think is really important,” he said.