Apple marks 25 Years in India: First retail stores, new environmental initiatives and more

Apple commemorates over two and a half decades of presence in India this week, as the company marks a significant expansion by inaugurating its first two Apple Store outlets in the country.

Alongside this momentous event, Apple also introduces new environmental initiatives and achieves a noteworthy milestone in its burgeoning community of Indian developers.

Apple’s environmental initiatives and key milestones in India
  • Apple is set to open its first two retail stores in India this week, located in Mumbai and Delhi.
  • India has a thriving community of app developers, with over 1 million jobs supported.
  • The iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru has facilitated sessions for more than 15,000 developers since 2017.
  • Apple has expanded its services in India, including Apple Music with Spatial Audio and a dedicated Classical app.
  • Apple is committed to being 100% carbon-neutral by 2030, with all Indian manufacturing supply chain partners using 100% clean energy.
  • Apple aims to use 100% recycled cobalt in its batteries by 2025.
  • Apple’s manufacturing efforts in India have supported hundreds of thousands of jobs.
  • Apple has launched educational programming in India focused on women’s health through its Supplier Employee Development Fund.
  • Apple collaborates with partners in India to protect the environment and promote education and employment, including Akanksha Foundation, EnAble India, and Barefoot College International.
  • Apple supports initiatives to improve water quality, sanitation, and hygiene, as well as efforts to safeguard Indian mangrove forests through sustainable industries.

Speaking at the major expansion in India, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said:

Our goal at Apple is to make lives better and empower people across the globe. India has a rich culture and a vibrant energy, and we’re thrilled to build on our long-standing history — serving our customers, investing in local communities, and working together to create a brighter future with innovations that benefit humanity.