Narendra Modi invites Apple CEO Tim Cook to set up manufacturing base in India

27 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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San Jose: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Apple to set up a manufacturing base in India and its CEO Tim Cook responded positively, officials said here on Sunday. “The Prime Minister [in his meeting with Cook] said he would like Apple to start manufacturing in India. He mentioned the huge opportunities India offered,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesman Vikas Swarup told reporters. “Cook responded positively. Reports suggest that Apple is looking to invest in building manufacturing capacities in India, which could come as a major boost for Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ project. He particularly was interested in the whole App development economy, which he said could be a very very important factor for entrepreneurship where individual app developers can just become part of the app universe,” he said.

Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is.” The final jab came when he said, “Third, if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.” The apology was issued via E! He gave the example of China where in fact we created 1.5 million jobs,” he said. “As Apple expands its presence in India including a manufacturing presence there could be enhanced opportunity for app development related to the apple platforms,” he said. During the meeting, Cook said India has a very special place in the heart of every Apple employee for the simple reason that its co-founder Steve Jobs went to India when he was a young man for inspiration. In a statement to PTI, Cook said Apple has been operating in India for nearly 20 years. “We are fortunate to have many passionate customers along with a fast-growing developer community, and we’re investing to expand our operations throughout the country,” he said. “There are now over 4,000 places in India where customers can buy Apple products, and we look forward to launching iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus there very soon,” Cook said.

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