Tim Cook will visit India to meet prime minister Modi and announce Apple's expansion plans in the country


Apple CEO Tim Cook certainly knows how to mix work and travel. After settling in China, where Apple recently made a billion-dollar investment in local Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, Cook will fly over to India for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This isn't the first time the two are meeting, for Modi visited the Silicon Valley last year and met top tech executives, including Tim Cook. The two discussed the 'Make in India' program, a government initiative for motivating local and global companies to manufacture their products in India.

The head of Apple will visit several cities in the country and announce the company's plans for expanding its business in India and catering towards its Indian customers. Among the things Cook is expected to announce are a startup accelerator program, three Apple Stores scheduled to open within the next 18 months, and new jobs positions like Maps engineers and sales consultants.

Shipping 800,000 devices in India during the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple is aware of India's importance as a market. However, the company had problems convincing the government for permission to import and sell refurbished iPhones in the price-conscious country.

source: CNET

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24 Comments

1. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Who cares? I come to PA to check articles and news about phones. Not about a certain CEO's travel plans!

6. PhoneFixer unregistered

If u wouldn't be stupid u would know.. He fks china now bcos wage rised so he wants move production to india because of lowest wages.. Trump needs to quickly become president and start producing aples in usa for proper reward 15-20 dollars /hour Now in china it was 2 dollars increased to 3-4? And in india is maybe 1dollar/hour When india will increase minimum wage I really wonder where this naive CEO guy will go.. Bangladesh? Where all clothes are made for 0.5 dollars for lazy usa ppl

8. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

If you weren't stupid, you would use proper English!

11. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You are so smart to assume English is the main language for everyone.

25. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

He is the one who called donrox stupid. I don't think anyone can insult someone with that much bad English.. Even my main language is not English. I accept that we can't say someone is stupid because he/she doesn't use proper English, just like that, we can't say someone is stupid based on whatever the sh*t PhoneFixer mentioned.

12. PhoneFixer unregistered

What a pathetic excuse.. I don't are i don't care.. U obviously understand ;)

9. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Thanks for the insult. However, i still don't care!

14. PhoneFixer unregistered

You insulted? Why? Bcos of the true? Why ppl hates true? Who will explain?

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Hey, everyone would be glad if each one of you stops carrying an argument about who is stupid and who isn't. Show some respect as this is a public site, and since you know everyone has a heart. If you dislike someone's comments, tell him or her why you dislike that instead of insulting with trash words. And BTW, donrox was only sharing his opinion. Doesn't he have the right to do that? Think about all of this fuss I just took my time to write...........

2. Jesuissickofit

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2016

Refurbished ifones are never gonna sell in india, better reduce their phone prices coz average 6s 64 gb costing 900$ in a place where the average income for a household is 300$ a month

3. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

So desperate.

7. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It is desperate to tap into a 1 billion person market?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nope. You are just speaking with a fool that's all.

22. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

The biggest Apple fanboy on site.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha Apple is totally kissing ass, first China now India. I think Apple is feeling the heat.......iphones are dying!

5. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Even the ip7 will be a flop.

10. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

We have a Time Traveler here from the future folks!!

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yeah, a flop that sells 50 million phones in a quarter. A flop that'll make more in 3 months than Google has ever made licensing Android. Fun fact time, Google makes more profit from Google search on IOS, than all the Android OEMs combined. With expansion into India, we're looking at a similar situation with China a few years back. Except the Indian government is far less volatile than the Chinese. Should be a fun next few years.

17. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Rather fun b.s. than fun fact, because no iPhone model has ever sold 50 million per quarter and the current trend is downwards.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You're right no one model, but that number of units is accurate: Q2 2015: 61.2 million units Q2 2016: 51.2 million units Oh and I never called that portion fun facts, only the actual fun facts which are indeed accurate. Get over your fanboism and do some actual research.

20. MEeee

Posts: 406; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Great to get an S7E for free plus over $400 of free gifts for buying an S7E vs iDiots out there are so proud of giving their money away.

23. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You wonder why you're getting such a good deal? Because your beloved Samsung won't be worth $400 USD in 4 months lol. And those "gifts" are nothing more than time limited services that will undoubtedly expire. Ask yourself "Why do they need to bundle stuff like this?" and you'll notice that you are still getting the short end of the shaft. Your phone will depreciate in value by an extreme amount, you won't be getting Android N until next year at your earliest, and come August they will have launched a brand new flagship and said "f**k off!" to the S7 user base. Not to mention how idiotic it is to pay for an $800 USD Android phone. You could have paid half that and gotten an as good if not better experience in the Nexus 6P, or wait until the release of the One plus 3. But nope, you bought a phone that will undoubtedly get lackluster support because you are too narrow minded. There you have it friend, I just explained how uniformed you really are. Oh, and calling people names just goes to show your teenage edgelord persona getting the best of you ;).

13. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Smart move from Apple. They are simply assuring feauture growth.

24. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Thry might discuss about selling refurbished iphones

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