Hoping to rope in another big multinational technology company in the country in a big way, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday urged Apple to open a research and development (R&D) facility in India. Also Read - iPhone 13 to come with faster charging as compared to iPhone 12
The minister on Friday met Apple’s Head Compliance EMEIA region John Reynolds here. Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
“Apple is an effective brand in India and personally I requested them to consider opening a good R&D centre in India,” Prasad said after the meeting. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards
He said the meeting with Reynolds was positive and Prasad will be visiting Apple’s facility in Silicon Valley next month.
The minister felt a R&D centre by Apple in the country would help the tech giant in getting good business propositions in other parts of Asia also.
The minister mentioned that in financial year 2013-14, Apple sold their products worth $730 million in India.