Apple is opening a new office in Hyderabad, that will focus on development of Maps for Apple products. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs. The announcement comes on the heels of CEO Tim Cook’s Asia trip where he also visited China.

Tim Cook (CEO, Apple): The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations.

The new facility, located on the Waverock campus, will provide a LEED-certified home for the expanding Maps team.

Across India, Apple supports over 640,000 iOS app developer jobs and other positions related to the iOS ecosystem.

[Image courtesy: Tim Cook/Apple]