Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is in India to open the company’s first two own-brand retail stores in the country, got a thunderous welcome from fans today at Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, south Delhi. Cook seemed as delighted as the fans, soaking in the hugely upbeat mood.
The Apple CEO has already opened the first Apple store in Mumbai and has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as part of the government’s big push to increase this country’s share in the manufacturing of Apple devices.
Little fan gets Tim Cook’s full attention
While there was a general happy commotion over Tim Cook’s visit and the own-brand Apple store opening in Delhi, one little boy named Ranvir Singh Sachdeva got the full attention of the Apple CEO. The two of them pored over an Apple device together, and Ranvir got a book autographed by Cook.
Posting their photo, Cook tweeted: “What an incredible reception, Delhi, thank you! We’re delighted to welcome our customers to our newest store—Apple Saket!”
Until now, Apple devices in India were sold by third-party retailers. Apple Stores promise a very different customer experience, not just selling goods but also promoting tech knowledge and making the selection and purchase more engaging.