Apple CEOTim Cook met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday and said that his company is committed to growing and investing across India.
“Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for the warm welcome. We share your vision of the positive impact technology can make on India’s future — from education and developers to manufacturing and the environment, we’re committed to growing and investing across the country,” Cook tweeted after his meeting with PM Modi.
Responding to Cook’s tweet, PM Modi said it was an absolute delight to meet the CEO of Apple and exchange views on diverse topics and highlight the tech-powered transformations taking place in India.
Tim Cook is in India for the launch of Apple’s first-ever retail stores in the country.
After opening the first official store in Mumbai, Cook arrived in the national capital on the second leg of the visit on Wednesday.
Ahead of the opening of the second Apple store at Saket, he visited the mesmerising artistic lanes of Lodhi Art District.
This is Cook’s first trip to India in seven years, the last being in 2016 when the tech giant was just beginning to scale up operations in the country.
The tech giant company co-founded by Steve Jobs completes more than 25 years in India this week.
The new stores come at a time when Apple is trying to deepen its retail push in India, the world’s second largest smartphone market. India is also home to factories that produce 5 per cent of total iPhones as Apple diversifies its supply chains away from China.