Tech giant Apple‘s CEO Tim Cook on Thursday described India as an unparalleled country and said he liked the vibrancy of its people and has made some lifelong friends. Speaking at the inauguration of Apple’s map development centre here, Cook said he loved the informality in the city of Hyderabad. “I liked the culture and learned a lot,” he said. Cook, who flew in from Mumbai to launch the facility, termed Hyderabad’s culture and history as “lovely”. Also Read - New iPhone SE to be the most affordable 5G phone from Apple, to launch in 2022Also Read - iPhone 13 launch date and more details tipped as part of new leaks
“We (are) honoured to be for lifelong friendship with Telangana,” Cook said. The Apple CEO said Apple created best products to the betterment of people’s life. Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao requested Cook to open Apple’s own campus in Hyderabad.
He said the state would like to be a partner in Apple’s growth story. The minister said that Hyderabad is the best city in India in terms of infrastructure, education and ecosystem. During last 24 months, the city has attracted some big names and investment.
Today Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on the development of Apple s Maps service. The office will create up to 4,000 jobs and will accelerate the development of the Maps app on Apple products. This is the second major announcement Apple has made during Tim Cook s maiden visit to India as Apple s CEO.