Apple CEO Tim Cook will go to India this month to open the company’s first company-owned shop there. During his visit, Cook is anticipated to speak with key ministers on vital subjects including industrial growth and exports. Cook may also meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom he previously had the pleasure of getting to know on his visit to the nation in 2016.
According to reports, Cook’s India itinerary is now being finalized at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, and the company will choose the opening date for the Mumbai shop appropriately. Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and people, will join Tim Cook on his trip to India this month, according to ET reports.
On his earlier visit to India in 2016, Cook had previously met with Bollywood celebrities and key executives, went to a cricket game, and examined Apple’s operations there. The Mumbai shop, which will open at the Jio World Drive Mall later this month and have a façade inspired by the city’s famous ‘kaali-peeli’ cabs, was announced by Apple on Wednesday. In the next quarters, Apple also aims to open a second location in New Delhi. In India, which has grown to be the second-largest internet market, Apple started selling goods and services there almost 20 years ago.