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Tim Cook Makes His First Visit To India As Apple CEO03:48
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook (C) leaves the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on May 18, 2016.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced May 18 a new app design centre in India as he kicked off his first visit to the Asian giant seeking to tap into its roll-out of 4G networks. Cook landed in the Indian financial capital Mumbai shortly before midnight on May 17 by private jet from China, where he made a $1 billion announcement.
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook (C) leaves the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on May 18, 2016. Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced May 18 a new app design centre in India as he kicked off his first visit to the Asian giant seeking to tap into its roll-out of 4G networks. Cook landed in the Indian financial capital Mumbai shortly before midnight on May 17 by private jet from China, where he made a $1 billion announcement. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Apple CEO Tim Cook visited a Hindu temple in Mumbai before dawn Wednesday. Coming on the heels of a trip to China that resulted in a major investment in the Chinese company Didi Chuxing, Cook's India itinerary is likely to include some significant business meetings.

India is important for Apple for a key reason. Current trends in population growth suggest India will overtake China as the world's largest country in 2022. Last quarter Apple's sales in India jumped 56 percent, even while worldwide Apple sales declined for the first time in 13 years. Peter O'Dowd talks with CNN's Maggie Lake about India's growing market for tech manufacturing and consumption, and what Tim Cook's first visit to the subcontinent as CEO means for Apple.

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This segment aired on May 18, 2016.

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