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Apple to develop new features, will create 4,000 new jobs in India


In what could be a good news for technology aspirants, global tech giant Apple will create 4000 new jobs in India.

The tech firm is developing features for Indian customers, which in turn will create over 4000 jobs, said a PTI report. The products would be related to maps and some new features.

“We are 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,” the company official was quoted as saying in the report. A team in Hyderabad is focused on developing maps for Apple products. The same will create over 4,000 jobs, he added.

The iPhone maker has already trained thousands of iOS developers through its App Accelerator in Bengaluru. If someone is looking to build mobile applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, an iOS developer can help you get started, the report added.

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

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

The company started initial production of iPhone SE in May 2017. And it is looking to start manufacturing unit in India.

Earlier, the tech company had asked for concessions, including duty exemption on manufacturing and repair units, components, capital equipment and consumables for smartphone manufacturing and service/repair for a period of 15 years.

At present, Apple does business through contract manufacturers. It sells its products through company-owned retail stores in countries like China, Germany, the US, the UK and France, among others. In India, the company sells its products through distributors such as Redington and Ingram Micro.

However, the commerce and industry ministry had said that they are awaiting a detailed proposal from iPhone maker to set up manufacturing unit in India.

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