Global tech giant, Apple Inc, is all set to launch a development centre in Hyderabad on May 19, a senior Telangana government official said.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be in the city on May 19 where he is expected announce a new ‘digital maps centre’ to be based in the capital city of Telangana.
According to a report in PTI: State IT Department’s Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said: “The Apple team is coming to Hyderabad on May 19 (Thursday), but we do not know who are the members of the team. We are not 100 per cent sure whether Apple CEO Tim Cook will be there or not. We are waiting for a confirmation.”
Ranjan had earlier said executives of the California-based technology company – that owns popular consumer electronic brands such as iPhone and iPad – had already met state government officials, requesting their support for some of the clearances.
“They have already identified space in a building owned by Tishman Speyer at Nanakramguda. We are also extending support to the company in terms of obtaining necessary approvals from various departments,” Ranjan was quoted by PTI as saying.
There are reports of 4,500 new jobs being generated with the launch of the new centre. Unconfirmed reports also say that a mega Apple campus may come up next year in the city.
The new development office in Hyderabad that will be home to over 150 Apple employees supporting maps development. The office will also have space for many contractors who will support Apple’s ambitious efforts locally.
The set-up in Hyderabad will be the mega-brand’s first technology centre outside the US. According to Ranjan, the facility’s servers will be based in the US with technical and support services provided in Hyderabad.