Mumbai: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has inaugurated Apple’s new office in Hyderabad that will exclusively focus on development of Maps for Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. This investment will boost Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs.
Tim Cook hailed the talent of Indian IT professionals. “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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
Across India, Apple creates a host of employment opportunities by supporting over 640,000 iOS app developer jobs and other positions related to the iOS ecosystem.
Anup Jindal, RMSI’s CEO informed that the company would be hiring thousands of people from the local area to support this effort.
Apple has been continually updating and adding new features to Maps, including 3D views, the Flyover feature and tools to help customers find convenient places to shop, eat and explore nearby areas. With iOS 9 Apple added Transit, offering a combination of trains, subways, buses and walking, which is already available for more than 300 cities around the world.
“We are honored Apple chose Hyderabad as a home for its Maps development office,” said Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao. “This will create thousands of jobs here and is a testament to our proactive approach, quality infrastructure and the excellent talent base we have in the region.”
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.