Apple on Thursday announced the opening of a new development center in Hyderabad, India. The new campus will employ up to 4,000 workers, and will be focused on Apple Maps development.
The announcement came as Apple CEO Tim Cook is visiting India, following his trip to China.
“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.”
The new facility, located on the Waverock campus in Hyderabad, is reportedly 250,000 square feet. Apple is expected to invest $25 million in the new project.
“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.”
The news comes one day following the announcement that Apple would open an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India. The accelerator is just one part of an effort to support India’s engineering talent, and to boost growth in the iOS developer community. The accelerator is expected to open early next year.