In New Delhi: On Wednesday during his visit to India, Apple CEO Tim Cook finally got to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Cook tweeted about his meeting with PM Modi and thanked him for the warm welcome. He added that they shared his belief in the beneficial effects that technology could have on India’s future and that they were dedicated to expanding and making investments all over the nation, from manufacturing and the environment to education and developers.
In preparation for the opening of Apple retail stores in India, Tim Cook has spent the last two days meeting with a wide range of dignitaries from various fields. He had previously enjoyed the popular Maharashtrian dish Vada Pav and met the veteran Indian actress Madhuri Dixit in Mumbai. Later, he ran into Indian badminton players like Saina Nehwal and Srikant Kidambi, among others, and gave the sport a shot.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is on Indian visit to open Apple’s first retail stores in Mumbai and Delhi.
India Gets Retail Stores From Apple
With the growing market share for tech products in India, Apple has experienced phenomenal growth. On Tuesday, Apple opened its first physical location in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). Tim Cook enthusiastically greeted customers as he flung open the doors of the first retail establishment.
As there were lengthy lines before the opening of the Apple store, Indians were also anticipating the opening of the retail store. Many Apple supporters gathered there to take selfies with CEO Tim Cook and other staff members.
At the Mumbai retail store, a customer brought his Macintosh computer from 1984. When Tim Cook noticed the old Mac, he was taken aback. His priceless response has gained internet fame.
Second Store in Delhi Saket
On Thursday, Tim Cook will inaugurate Apple’s second brick-and-mortar location in India at Saket in New Delhi. On Wednesday, he arrived in New Delhi, where he first met a number of people before meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He encountered a muralist in Delhi’s Lodhi Art District and learned how he created his works of art on an iPad. Later, he visited Hastkala Academy and the National Crafts Museum.