Apple CEO Tim Cook gets big welcome as he opens first retail store in Delhi

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.

Tim Cook poses for a fan selfie as Apple store staff (in green) look on at Select Citywalk Mall in Delhi. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@tim_cook
Tim Cook at the Apple own-brand store opening on April 20, at Select Citywalk Mall, Delhi. Photo: Connected to India

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!”

Ranvir Singh Sachdeva of Delhi with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@tim_cook
Apple logo at Select Citywalk Mall. Photo: Connected to India
Apple fans at Select Citywalk Mall. Photo: Connected to India

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.