On Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss several topics including retail stores, manufacturing, app development, and encryption.
An official statement to the Times of India indicated that Cook “shared Apple Inc.’s future plans for India,” including “the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing.” The company is already set to open up an iOS design and development accelerator in 2017
Although Apple is currently fighting to sell used iPhones in India, the company is also on a path to launching its first retail store in the country, once it gets the necessary approval from the Indian government.
Recode has shared the full video of Tim Cook’s interview with Indian station NDTV regarding Apple’s initiatives in India:
In addition, Cook claimed that Apple Pay will also work in India soon, even though it currently does not work in the country. Cook and Modi also discussed efforts in health, education, and encryption.