Apple expansion into India continues with 4,000 new jobs in Hyderabad

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Apple has revealed it is boosting its presence in India with a new 4,000-job office focused on developing Maps products for iOS devices and Mac computers in Hyderabad

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On the heels of announcing an iOS accelerator in Bengaluru, Apple has more good news for India, in the form of 4,000 new jobs at a new office in Hyderabad focused on the development of Maps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

Yesterday, Apple revealed a new iOS accelerator for developers and start-ups in Bengaluru.

Now it is following it up with a substantial 4,000-job investment in Hyderabad.

Across India, Apple supports more than 640,000 iOS app developer jobs and other positions related to the iOS ecosystem.

‘The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations’
– TIM COOK, APPLE

Apple has been continually updating and adding new features to Maps, including 3D views, the Flyover feature and tools to help customers find convenient places to shop, eat and explore nearby areas.

With iOS 9, Apple added Transit, offering a combination of trains, subways, buses and walking, which is already available for more than 300 cities around the world.

“Apple is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled to open this new office in Hyderabad, which will focus on Maps development,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

“The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations.”

The new facility, located on the Waverock campus, will provide a world-class, LEED-certified home for the expanding Maps team.

Hyderabad image via Shutterstock

 

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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