Apple has confirmed its 1st technology centre in India at Hyderabad, at a cost of $25 million. Spread across 2,50,000 square feet, the centre will help Apple develop maps and make them available in its iPhones and Mac systems. It is set to open by June, becoming fully operational by the end of the year. The facility is projected to create 4,500 jobs.
Apple follows Google and Microsoft, which have said they will invest in the state. Google plans to open South Asia’s biggest campus and its only facility outside the US in Hyderabad in the next few years chief executive officer Sundar Pichai announced in December. Microsoft also plans to expand operations in the state. Microsoft has its largest campus outside Redmond in Hyderabad, and Google also has a size able presence in the city, with the search giant considering a new 2 million square feet office.
India is the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market, having surpassed the US in 2015, making a strong case for Apple to set up stores in the country and reap the benefits of a large software development resource pool. More recently, Apple’s sales in India crossed the $1 billion sales mark last March, and the company has been working with the Indian government to fast-track the construction of new Apple Stores in the country.
Apple Inc CEO : Tim Cook
Headquarter : California, United States
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1. Which company recently announced to setup its 1st technology center in India ?
2. Who is the CEO Of Apple Inc. ?
3. Name the CEO of Google ?