Tim Cook presented with first Apple computer by fan over selfies at inaugural Indian store opening
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Tim Cook was presented with one of the first Apple computer models by a die-hard fan as he posed for selfies and signed gadgets at the opening of the tech giant’s inaugural Indian store.
The Apple Chief Executive looked stunned when a fan arrived with a Macintosh SE computer, launched in 1987, at the opening of the 20,000sq ft flagship store in India‘s financial capital, Mumbai today.
Around 300 people who had flocked to the store from across India queued outside in anticipation. Some had been waiting since the previous night to get their hands on Apple products, despite the fact that they are available online.
‘The energy, creativity, and passion in Mumbai is incredible!’ Cook, who is making his first visit to India in seven years, said on Twitter.
‘We are so excited to open… our first store in India.’
Chief Executive Officer of Apple Tim Cook looks shocked as a fan shows him a Macintosh SE computer during the opening of Apple’s first retail store in India, in Mumbai, on April 18, 2023
Cook poses with a fan during the opening. Around 300 people who had flocked to the store from across India queued outside in anticipation
Apple boss Tim Cook poses for a selfie. Some fans had been waiting since the previous night to get their hands on Apple products, despite the products already being available online
Cook waves during the opening of Apple’s first retail store in India, in Mumbai on April 18, 2023
The shop’s design is inspired by the iconic black-and-yellow cabs unique to the city and the event featured local music and folk dancers.
The opening of the store highlights the company’s aspirations to expand in a country that it hopes to turn into a manufacturing hub.
A second store will open on Thursday in the national capital, New Delhi.
‘The fanboy inside me would not listen,’ Purav Mehta, 30, said as he waited to get Cook’s signature on his boxed mint-condition iPod Touch, which he had bought on eBay.
Many visitors wore T-shirts in the style favoured by co-founder Steve Jobs, who died from cancer in 2011, and had their hair cut in the shape of an Apple logo.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail and…