After some speculation, Apple Inc has finally announced their big plan for India. They have confirmed to start operations in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The Bengaluru facility will be the host to a new App development that will help boost upcoming developers and the Hyderabad facility will host a new center for Apple Maps development. This combined effort from Apple will help create up to 4000 plus jobs in the respective cities and maybe more cities will follow soon.Tim Cook‘s visit to India has been more than fruitful for both Apple and India. There were rumors flying around regarding Apple having big plans for India. They have been confirmed now. Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore) and Hyderabad have been pinned on Apple’s future road map and will have their own facilities soon. Though a dates have not been confirmed for these operations but nature of these operations have been revealed.
The Bengaluru facility will be the new iOS App development accelerator which sounds like a very interesting enterprise for new and upcoming mobile App developers. The Hyderabad facility (pictured above) will cater to Apple’s new Apple Map development center.
In India, Apple Maps has remained a neglected feature and doesn’t offer the kind of options that Maps does in the US, Europe and China. In these countries Apple Maps includes features like 3D views, Public Transit system, options for shopping, coffee, restaurants, etc. But now with a new dedicated development office for Maps in India, it looks like Apple plans to change all of this. The new facility, located on the Waverock campus, will provide a world-class, LEED-certified home for the expanding Maps team, says the company. “We are honoured Apple chose Hyderabad as a home for its Maps development office,” said Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao in a statement. “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.”
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be meeting the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on the week. We at TheAppleGoogle, will keep our readers updated as this story further develops.