Besides opening an iOS Apple Design and Development Centre in India, Apple today announced the opening of a new development centre in Hyderabad with a strong focus on its Maps service. The new centre will create 4,000 jobs.
“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.”
“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.”
An earlier report from India’s Economic Times had already suggested that Apple was looking to set up its first technology centre and back-office in Hyderabad, and said the company was in talks with real estate firm Tishman Speyer about a long-term lease of around 250,000 square feet of office space on the city outskirts.