The firm’s statement comes after news report had indicated the same. Jayesh Ranjan, IT secretary of Telangana, who had said once the MoUs were signed with Apple the confirmation would take place had been quoted by the reports. The development centre will be dedicated to improving Apple Maps.
Within an official statement, an Apple spokesperson said, “We’ve been investing to expand our operations in India and are thrilled to possess enthusiastic customers and also a vibrant developer community throughout the country. We are expecting to starting a new development office in Hyderabad that will home to over 150 Apple workers support maps development. The office will also have space for many contractors who’ll support our ambitious efforts locally.”
Apple additionally pointed out that this had not been their first development center part outside the United States. The company had started one in Italy in January of this year. Apple has already suggested that it’s going to begin taking the Indian market. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the firm plans to invest in India to get a long term. “India is incredibly exciting. It’s among the fastest growing economies, and is also the third biggest smartphone market on earth, after China and US. In China that’s almost 36 years, the median age for the population is 27, in India. I see the demographics there being very fantastic to get a consumer brand, and for folks that really want the best merchandise,” Cook had said. The Cupertino-based technology giant also found its India revenue rise.