Tim cook started the journey of India with temple visits and business meetings in Mumbai [photos]
After arriving from Beijing on Tuesday night, Apple CEO Tim cook began his five-day journey through India with a visit to the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai, reports The Indian Express. Cook was accompanied by the head of Apple India Sanjay Kaul.
CEO of the American company also held a meeting with Ananta Ambani, son of Reliance Indusrties Chairman Mukesh Ambani, to the business negotiations with the head of Vodafone India Sunil by the Court, the head of Tata Group Cyrus Mistry and TCS CEO N. by a By at the luxurious Taj Mahal Hotel.
Local media reported that the plans of Tim cook – to hold a meeting with bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan at his house on the beach in Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra by Vandalism.
According to Indian website Mid-Day, Apple CEO Thursday visit to Hyderabad, where he announces the center of the development of GPS technology, which will focus on Apple Maps and will employ more than 150 employees. Later this week, cook will also visit Bangalore and new Delhi.
Before completing the journey on Saturday, the head of Apple will meet with the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi to discuss the decisions about the opening of the Apple Store within 18 months and a ban on the sale of the restored iPhone.
Apple’s market share in the Indian market is less than 2%, but Tim cook is confident that the country provides an excellent opportunity for growth after a decline in sales in the United States and China. In the last quarter, the company’s revenue in India grew by 56%, for the first time passed the mark of $1 million
Earlier it was reported that Apple will open a center in India to develop applications for iOS.