The India offense of Apple continues with the announcement of a second development center.
Tim Cook is on trip through India and he brings big presents to the high populated country. India has population of over 1.2 billion. No wonder Tim Cook is spending quality time there. Yesterday Apple announced to open an iOS development center in Bangaluru, the Silicon Valley of India.
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Apple today announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on development of Maps for Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs.
We already carried a report earlier this week that hinted at a new Apple development center in Hyderabad. Now it is official and it is huge.
“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. “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 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.
The new facility, located on the Waverock campus, will provide LEED-certified home for the expanding Maps team.
“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.”
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Across India, Apple supports over 640,000 iOS app developer jobs and other positions related to the iOS ecosystem. Read more Apple News including the latest iPhone 7 rumors in our Apple News hub.