Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer of the US-based tech giant Apple, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday in New Delhi.
The Apple chief called on the Prime Minister at 7, Race Course Road. Cook, who is on a four-day visit to the country is keen on bringing pre-owned iPhones with new warranty to India.
Tim Cook also relaunched an updated version of the Narendra Modi Mobile app. The PM tweeted on Twitter:
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21,
visit to India is a first for an Apple CEO. None of the California-based technology giant's seven CEOs ever visited India while in office.
The Apple CEO shared the tech giant's future plans in India with the PM. He spoke of the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing in India, and appreciated the breadth of young talent in India.
Tim Cook said the Indian youth have significant skills which Apple would like to tap and mentioned the immense potential for ‘app-development’ that exists in the country.
During his meeting with PM Modi, the Apple CEO also elaborated on the Map Development Centre that Apple Inc. is setting up in Hyderabad and appreciated the Prime Minister’s initiatives in ‘ease of doing business.’
Earlier this week, Tim Cook announced opening of a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on development of Maps for Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs, Apple said in a press release.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained his Digital India initiative, and identified three key objectives of Digital India as e-education, health and increasing farmers’ incomes. He sought support from Apple in furthering these objectives.
Apple CEO thanked PM Modi for the meeting and tweeted:
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 21, 2016