iPhone-maker Apple is expected to announce its first facility in India at Hyderabad on May 19. State government officials have said that the facility will commence operations on one lakh square feet leased space in WaveRock, a building owned by real estate giant Tishman Speyer at Nanakramguda.
The centre will be Apple’s digital mapping facility, with servers in the US and all technical and support services sourced from Hyderabad, according to Telangana’s IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan.
However, it was not confirmed if Apple CEO Tim Cook will be present to inaugurate the company’s first development centre in India. Sources in the government said official communication had only mentioned that a team of Apple executives would be present.
In addition, Telangana’s IT minister KT Rama Rao dropped a broad hint on Twitter, suggesting that on Thursday, a big announcement will be made, which will end the suspense. “Will share a big news with you all day after tomorrow. Suspense till then,” tweeted state IT minister K.T. Rama Rao.
Will share a Big news with you all day after tomorrow. Suspense till then
— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 17, 2016