Apple has announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad where it will focus on the development of its Maps service for various Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. The company says that the investment will accelerate the development of Maps and create up to 4,000 jobs. The new facility is located on the Waverock campus and will offer its employees a LEED-certified place of work.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook said in a statement, “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. 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.”
Yesterday, Apple announced that it would establish an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru. The company said that the aim of the facility is to support engineering talent and accelerate growth amongst the iOS developer community in India. The facility would offer developers support and guidance on Swift, which is Apple’s programming language used to create apps. In addition, Apple experts will lead briefings and offer one-on-one app reviews for developers every week. The facility is expected to open in early 2017.