Apple to create 4000 jobs in India for development of Maps app and other products in the Hyderabad facility

Apple Inc is developing features for Indian customers, including maps and other products, creating over 4,000 jobs, an official at the US tech giant has said

People standing in front of an Apple logo. Reuters

People standing in front of an Apple logo. Reuters

Last year, Apple launched a first-of-its-kind App Accelerator in Bengaluru and it has already trained thousands of iOS developers

iOS is the operating system that powers Apple's suite of mobile devices. If someone is looking to build mobile applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, an iOS developer can help you get started

Indian app developers have created almost 100,000 apps for the App Store, an increase of 57 percent in 2016.

Today in India, there are 740,000 app economy jobs attributable to iOS and Apple believes that this can increase substantially.

"We began initial production of iPhone SE in May 2017 and couldn't be happier with the progress our teams are making. Within the next six months, we plan to run our business in India on 100 percent renewable energy," the official familiar with Apple's footprint in India said

"We're expanding and developing features for Indian customers including support for Hindi dictation and new language keyboards on iOS11, support for local traffic in maps and up-to-date cricket scores and stats by simply asking Siri," said the company official

"In Hyderabad, our expanding team in Hyderabad is focused on developing maps for Apple products, creating over 4,000 jobs," the official added.

Updated Date: Jan 19, 2018 08:55 AM