Tim-Cook-IndiaFollowing his trip to Beijing, China on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook will travel to India tomorrow to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week, according to Reuters.

Cook will be making his first-ever trip to India as CEO, as Apple seeks to increase its presence in the world's most populous country after China. He is also expected to hold meetings with employees and partners in the country.

It is unclear what Cook and Modi plan to discuss, but the conversation could revolve around the Indian government's recent decisions to approve single-branded Apple retail stores but deny the sale of refurbished iPhones in the country.

As growth in the Greater China region begins to slow, India is becoming an increasingly important market for Apple. Last month, the iPhone maker reported that revenue has grown 56 percent in the first three months of the year, while smartphone sales are projected to grow by 25 percent in the country this year.

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Cook and Modi first met in the U.S. last year (Image: The Financial Express)

Apple's growth in India has been dominated by lower-priced devices like the iPhone 5s, which has since been succeeded by the iPhone SE, but India's stance against Apple selling refurbished smartphones could make it more challenging for the company to grow its estimated 2 percent market share in the country.

Apple recently confirmed plans to set up a $25 million technology development center in Hyderabad, which will be focused on Apple Maps development and house over 150 employees. Apple partner Foxconn is also reportedly close to reaching a deal to open an iPhone manufacturing facility in Maharashtra.

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MH01 Avatar
107 months ago
Time to stop playing politician and celebrity Tim, spent time in Apple HQ and sort out our own house . Id suggest trying to do some actual work with on an iMac with a 5400rpm drive.
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Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
107 months ago
I think Tim's next little trip should be to Apple HQ, where he can cook up some updated Macs!
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Mr Fusion Avatar
107 months ago
Time to stop playing politician and celebrity Tim, spent time in Apple HQ and sort out our own house . Id suggest trying to do some actual work with on an iMac with a 5400rpm drive.
It's all he knows how to do. His job is to be a positive, diplomatic face for the company. Because that's all Apple is to him, a money machine. He'll soon get his golden parachute and leave.

I'd be petitioning for a visionary like Steve to replace him, but there aren't any. All we have left is a future where Apple slowly rots to the core like Sony...
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Mactendo Avatar
107 months ago
I wish India received as much attention as China...
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Mactendo Avatar
107 months ago
We might get lucky and he eats a salid and get some kind of brain disease which causes him to focus on what matters.
Evil but funny.
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AFEPPL Avatar
107 months ago
Avoid the ice Tim, unless you want to spend a few hours in the can!
India is an experience i never want to do again.
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