Today Apple has announced that it will be opening a new office in Hyderabad, India, via an Apple press release. The team in the new location will be focusing on Apple Maps. The new office will create up to 4,000 jobs for the local economy. We’re unsure who Apple is looking to employ, as the company will more than likely keep its core software engineers in Cupertino, California.
Creating 4,000 jobs is huge news for Apple in the company because it doesn’t currently have any retail stores in India. A significant amount of these jobs will more than likely focus on data collection, map to reality detection, among other things to help improve accuracy of Apple’s mapping service.
Here’s Tim Cook’s official 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,” 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.”
With the iOS App Store, Apple currently indirectly supports 640,000 developers in India.