Hyderabad: iPhone maker Apple Inc is reportedly planning to set up a development centre in Hyderabad by July this year and this would be first of its development centre apart from the headquarters in Cupertino, US.
Telangana state officials said, the state had held a meeting with the company over the proposed facility. Apple’s Hyderabad office is expected to take up 250,000 square feet of work space in Waverock IT towers in Gachibowli.
Apple’s decision to set up a facility in Hyderabad is yet another achievement for the Telangana government in boosting the city’s image as the preferred IT destination in the country.
Hyderabad, the capital city of India’s youngest state, is fast emerging as a favorite destination for big business firms to set up shop. In December last year, a top Telangana government official had said nearly 20 IT firms are expected to open offices in Hyderabad in the next 8-12 months.
Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao had said in December 2015 Infosys, India’s second-largest IT firm, was planning to formally inaugurate its biggest company in Hyderabad at Pocharam in February this year.