New Delhi| Apple CEO Tim Cook met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and asserted that he remains committed to growth and investment across the country. Cook, who is in India to launch the company’s flagship retail stores in Mumbai and Delhi, thanked PM Modi for the warm welcome.
Posting a picture with PM Modi, Cook said in a tweet – Thank you Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for the warm welcome. We share your vision of technology’s positive impact on India’s future – from education and developers to manufacturing and the environment, we are committed to growing and investing across the country.
PM Modi replied: Nice to meet you, Tim Cook! It was a pleasure to exchange views on various topics and showcase the tech-driven changes happening in India.
Apple is ramping up its manufacturing in India along with increasing its retail presence. Apple started manufacturing iPhones in India in 2017, and since then, the company has worked with suppliers to assemble new iPhone models and produce an increasing number of components.
Apple shipped iPhones and iPads worth $7.5 billion to India in FY 22-23, according to CMR data accessed by IANS, amid a local manufacturing ring push and an upcoming comprehensive retail store strategy.
In FY23, Apple shipped over 7 million iPhones and half a million iPads in the country, registering a growth of 28 percent for iPhone shipments, according to initial estimates provided by market intelligence firm CMR.