Apple chief Tim Cook meets Indian PM Modi

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NEW DELHI: Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Saturday, launching a new version of the Indian leader’s eponymous app on a visit aimed at pushing the technology giant’s expansion plans. Cook, shown in a video using the premier’s gold-colored iPhone, launched an update to the Narendra Modi Mobile App to include a new volunteering network. “Thank you @tim_cook! Friends, welcome & happy volunteering. Your views & efforts are always enriching,” the prime minister tweeted afterwards. Apple does not currently have any stores in India, instead selling phones through third-party retailers such as Vodafone and Airtel, but has applied for permission to open shops. Cook used the meeting to raise the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing in India, as well as tapping its great software expertise for app development, the government said.

AFP

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