Apple's Map Development Office in Hyderabad
Apple has opened doors for 4,000 new jobs in its Hyderabad campus as its visiting CEO Tim Cook today announced the opening of a new office which will focus on the development of maps used in iPhones, iPads, Mac and Apple Watch.
Apple CEO Tim Cook who is visiting India said: “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.”
He also added, “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.”
|Tim Cook in India|
For the last few years, Apple has been coming up with major updates to its maps, including the 3D views, the flyover feature and a hand full of other tools that help users to find places of their choice.
The latest version of Apple operating system, the iOS9, comes with a commuter friendly feature called Transit that offers details about trains, subways, buses and walking in more than 300 cities in the world.
According to the official press release of Apple, the new office in the Waverock campus will provide a top notch LEED-certified home for expanding Apple’s Map team.
“We are honored Apple chose Hyderabad as a home for its Maps development office,” said Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.
“This will create thousands of jobs here and is a testament to our proactive approach, quality infrastructure, and the excellent talent base we have in the region,” he added.
“Apple is one of the most innovative companies in the world and we are very proud they chose us to partner with for this important project,” said Anup Jindal, RMSI’s CEO. “We are experts in geospatial data and we will be hiring thousands of people from the local area to support this effort.”