Apple CEO meets India PM Modi, commits to growth and investment

Apple CEO meets India PM Modi, commits to growth and investment
FILE PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures during the inauguration of India’s first Apple retail store in Mumbai, India, April 18, 2023. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

NEW DELHI: Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Wednesday (Apr 19) committed to growth and investment across India in meeting with the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

Cook is on a visit to India this week and inaugurated the iPhone maker’s first retail store in the country on Tuesday in Mumbai. Apple will also open a retail store in New Delhi on Thursday.

“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 wrote on Twitter and shared a picture of him shaking hands with Modi.

In response, the Indian PM tweeted that it was an “absolute delight” to meet Cook.

“Glad to exchange views on diverse topics and highlight the tech-powered transformations taking place in India,” Modi said.

Cook’s visit to India underscores Apple’s growing ambitions for the country, where despite having just a 3 per cent market share the company has been expanding iPhone assembly via contract manufacturers, and also boosting its exports.

Source: Reuters