Apple is planning to set up a technology captive in India. The company seems to be rather impressed with the local engineers and coders, who are writing next generation codes for companies like Walmart and Amazon, and wants to revive business operations to India. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
Citing anonymous sources, Economic Times reports that the company is in its early stages of thinking to set up a company-owned technology development center in India. In 2006, Apple shut down its tech support center in India citing poor service quality. “This time, things have changed. The real draw is the pool of engineers specialized in retail and e-commerce,” a source told the publication. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
The source also revealed that Bob Kupbens, vice-president at Apple Online Retail, is the man behind Apple’s plans to set up a center in India. Kupbens has past knowledge about India, having overseen strategy and execution at Target’s captive technology development and BPO centre in Bengaluru while working previously at Delta Airlines.
If Apple does decide to enter India it will be a huge endorsement to the pool of skilled developers in the country. EvenXiaomi’s Hugo Barra had announced plans to set up a research and development Center in India, testifying India as a hub for budding skilled coders and skilled workers in the technology space.