Tim Cook Discusses Creating Jobs in India for Women, Opens New Apple Store in Saket

Tim Cook also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for the warm welcome he received in India while inaugurating stores

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Tim Cook, CEO, Apple met several ministers in India including Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he has come down to India to open Apple retail stores. The IT honcho discussed several things with the ministers, and job creation in India was one of the main discussion points. “Met with Tim Cook, CEO, Apple. Discussed deepening Apple’s engagement in India across manufacturing, electronics exports, app economy, skilling, sustainability and job creation especially for women. Jointly charting a long-term and strong relationship,” tweeted Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.


Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Minister of State, Electronics, and IT, recently revealed that the company has increased the manufacturing of iPhones in India by 7 percent, and created 1 lakh jobs in India out of a which a large majority of the employees hired were women. “It was a delight to meet Tim Cook, CEO, Apple and his team to engage on Apple’s strategic and long-term partnership with and in India’s digital journey. We discussed deepening and broadening manufacturing, exports, skilling of youth, expanding app n innovation economy and job creation,” said Chandrashekhar after meeting Cook.

Cook also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for the warm welcome he received in India. “We share your vision of the positive impact technology can make on India’s future - from education and developers to manufacturing and the environment, we’re committed to growing and investing across the country,” said Cook on the meeting. Modi in turn responded to him on Twitter saying he was glad to exchange views on diverse topics and highlight the tech-powered transformations taking place in India.

Tim Cook Inaugurates Second Apple Retail Store in India in Saket

Apple Saket, which features a unique design that takes inspiration from Delhi’s many gates and each signifying a new chapter to the city’s storied past, was inaugurated on 20 April by Cook. Thousands of customers thronged the Saket Mall to witness the inauguration of the shop. “What an incredible reception, Delhi, thank you! We’re delighted to welcome our customers to our newest store - Apple Saket!,” said Cook.