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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa P. Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, are currently in India on a multi-day trip meeting various business leaders, politicians, developers and more. Yesterday, Cook visited the famous Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai before proceeding to a series of meetings. Meanwhile, Jackson made her way to the Indian state of Rajasthan to meet the "Solar Mamas" at The Barefoot College.

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The Barefoot College trains rural women to assemble and manufacture solar lamps, earning the nickname "Solar Mamas", according to Yahoo India. The College connects rural communities to solar power and water. The college also uses iPads to teach the women, with Apple India having donated 20 iPads and 10 Macs earlier this year, reports The Better India.

Powerful: Visiting amazing solar mamas in Rajastan and visiting a school using iPads to teach.. @BarefootCollege pic.twitter.com/3yJjIP8nsx - Lisa P. Jackson (@lisapjackson) May 19, 2016

Cook went to his first cricket game, a match from the country's Indian Premier League (IPL). Cook was interviewed on the sideline alongside IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, with Shukla noting that the league, from professional to junior levels, uses iPads to organize matches. After noting how excited he was to be at his first cricket match, Cook once again called India "a great marketplace," saying that he's optimistic for the future of the country because of how talented its people are.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukj Khan invited Cook to a private dinner at his home, which was attended by other big Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai and filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, according to The India Times. Before the dinner, Cook was escorted around the movie sets of the upcoming Raaz 4 by Mukesh Bhatt, president of India's Film and TV Producers Guild. Bhatt said Cook was "keen to see how Apple could partner with the [Indian film industry]."

Thk u all for coming & making @tim_cook & his wonderful team feel the warmth & love of India.Mr.Cook u r a rockstar! pic.twitter.com/e7HdJUZ0Hp - Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 18, 2016

Cook's five-day India trip is set to wrap up shortly after he meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Cook's conversation with Modi may include several subjects, including Apple's recent announcement of a maps development center in Hyderabad, plans to establish an iOS app and design accelerator in the country and the Indian government's decision to approve single-branded Apple Stores.

India has increasingly become important to Apple's business, with the company's revenue growing 56 percent in the last quarter and passing the $1 billion mark for the first time.

Article Link: Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson's India Trips Continue With Cricket Games, Bollywood Stars and 'Solar Mamas'
 

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Wonder if Tim does any actual work, like being involved in product development , or is just the social butterfly living in a reality distortion field. He reminds me of princess Diana traveling around the world, discussing her causes.
 

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Oh no, now Tim will get to experience a sporting event even more boring than baseball!

disclaimer: I'm a Brit so I'm legally allowed to take the piss out of Cricket.

It was 20/20, though the problem is, when I went to a game there , they did not serve alcohol, cricket sober ......ouch!
 

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Amazing that the CEO of the world's most valuated company have a full week spare time to play tourist.

That refurbishment business must be worth a fortune to Apple.

On the other side, if I could put in my holiday expenses into the corporate account, I most certainly would. Everybody deserves holiday!
 
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Mr Fusion

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Yawn... Wake me when there's an actual RUMOR about a MAC. Focusing on CEO trips to the third world and financial aspects of Apple tells me this website's lost focus.
 
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Mactendo

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I'm surprised he wasn't invited to star in one of the Bollywood movies.
Or was?...

Tim Cook: The Apple Fighter 2
Coming this summer in IMAX 3D.
 

Mactendo

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India just recorded a record high 51C ... wow....for a second I thought this was Tim cooling off in the piping. I guess Tim is trying to say "we've got some awesome hot products in the pipeline you'll gonna love" ...LOL!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36339523
Beyond the range of iPhone operating and nonoperating temperature...

Operating ambient temperature:
32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)

Nonoperating temperature:
-4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)

http://www.apple.com/hk/en/iphone-6/specs/
 
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d5aqoëp

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Yawn... Wake me when there's an actual RUMOR about a MAC. Focusing on CEO trips to the third world and financial aspects of Apple tells me this website's lost focus.
So

First World = North America
Second World = UK, EU, Japan
Third World = China, India, Bulgaria, Aus
Fourth World = Pak, Somalia, and some other ...istan.
Fifth World = Users asking for MAC, MAC and only MAC.

I will use this chart for future reference.

/jk
 

Mactendo

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So

First World = North America
Second World = UK, EU, Japan
Third World = China, India, Bulgaria, Aus
Fourth World = Pak, Somalia, and some other ...istan.
Fifth World = Users asking for MAC, MAC and only MAC.

I will use this chart for future reference.

/jk
Why you guys call it MAC when it's Mac?
And I think China moved to second world category now.
 
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Mac Fly (film)

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How quaint that MR forum members think this is a holiday for Tim Cook. While being noted for being a nice guy, and I'm sure he is, Tim is also calculated when it comes to business. Tim Cook has holiday in India and then suddenely and magically Apple get what they want in India. Obviously because when Tim Cook makes a mistake or not it's his fault, but when he gets his way he's on holiday. I mean, does he ever even work?
 

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Gosh Tim looks uncomfortable - I am sure Bombay is exactly the kind of place he doesn't understand or like but he is there for work.

I've been to many cricket matches there - it's an enormous event. Cricket players in India are treated like gods, they really are bigger stars than any soccer player in Europe or any basketball/baseball/NFL star in the USA - cricket is like a religion to the billion people in India and they go absolutely crazy for it.
 
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Oblivious.Robot

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India just recorded a record high 51C ... wow....for a second I thought this was Tim cooling off in the piping. I guess Tim is trying to say "we've got some awesome hot products in the pipeline you'll gonna love" ...LOL!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36339523

Yeah, except he's in Mumbai at the moment and not in desert of Rajasthan.

But I do get the point, over here it's still uncomfortable 33'c.
Thank the Gods to the inventor of air conditioning.
 
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