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Apple to open office in India to make maps for its products

Apple chief Tim Cook, center, arrives at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Apple will set up an app design and development center in southern India, the company announced Wednesday, shortly after company chief Tim Cook arrived in the country on his first visit. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade )
May 19, 2016 - 1:10 AM

HYDERABAD, India - Apple says it will set up an office in southern India to develop maps for its products, the second such announcement since CEO Tim Cook arrived in the country on his first visit.

A company statement Thursday says the venture in Hyderabad will create about 4,000 jobs.

On Wednesday the company announced that it will set up an app design and development centre in the city of Bangalore.

While details of Cook's schedule have not been made available, local news reports say he's expected to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government officials. He is also expected to meet top business leaders.

India is one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets but is dominated by Android phones.

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