Tim Cook goes on a grand tour of India (and can’t stop tweeting about it)

Tim Cook goes on a grand tour of India (and can’t stop tweeting about it)


Tim Cook goes on a grand tour of Indian (and can’t stop tweeting about it)
A visit with PM Narendra Modi capped Tim Cook's trip to India.
Photo: Tim Cook/Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. It’s part of a busy agenda for the executive, including opening two Apple stores — the first in the subcontinent. But that’s just a small part of his activities as the executive traveled around to highlight how Apple products are being used in India.

Cook posted tweets from all the many events and meetings.

Mr. Cook goes to India

The Apple CEO and Indian PM met on Wednesday. They surely had a lot to talk about, as production of iPhones is increasing in India as Apple reduces its dependence on China.

This isn’t Cook’s first meeting with Modi — they two have had face-to-face meetings before about Apple’s business in India.

The real reason for Cook’s trip is the grand opening of the first two Apple stores in India, something the company has been trying to accomplish for many years. Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s SVP of retail, also showed up for the store’s opening on Tuesday.

But also while in India, Cook met students and teachers at an Akanksha Foundation school.

Singer-songwriter Mali demonstrated to Cook using iPhone and MacBook to create songs. The artist said, “We talked iPod shuffles, unreleased music, logic stock plugins and his excitement about India. What a gem of a human being.”

The Apple CEO went to the Indian School of Design & Innovation to see how iPads are being used to design clothes.

He visited the Delhi’s Lodhi Art District with the St+art India Foundation to view murals designed on an iPad.

Next on the agenda was the National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy.

And don’t forget the visit with a group of badminton champions who are Apple Watch wearers.


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