Apple To Open Developer Centre In India

Apple appears to be increasing its focus on the Indian market, after announcing plans to start its first developer centre in the country. Scheduled to open next year, the iOS App Design and Development Accelerator will be set up in the city of Bangalore, and will be designed to give support to Indian developers. In a statement, Apple's CEO Tim Cook, said that the new facility was giving ‚Äúdevelopers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.‚ÄĚ India's smartphone market recently surpassed the US to take second place, behind China, with an estimated 220 million smartphone users. This however is only around 5% of the country's 1.2 billion population, leaving much room for growth and perhaps explaining Apple's interest in the market.¬†