With a view to ramping up its growth in the world’s largest smartphone industry and the second biggest economy in the world, Apple is set to open a second R&D center in China’s manufacturing metropolis Shenzhen.

According to the report, second R&D center will allow Apple to work more closely with its manufacturing partner. The Cupertino-based company is also trying to strengthen the relationship with the government and local universities. The tech giant had already to open a Research and Development center in Beijing in August.

Apple to set up R&D center in Shenzhen China

Apple All Geared Up to Set Up Second R&D Center in Shenzhen China

“We are excited to be opening a new Research and Development center here next year so our engineering team can work even more closely and collaboratively with our manufacturing partners,” Cupertino-based Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock said in emailed comments.

“The Shenzhen center, along with the Beijing center, is also aimed at strengthening relationships with local partners and universities as we work to support talent development across the country,” he said. – Reuters.

Shenzhen’s is China’s first Special Economic Zone. One of the biggest reason why it’s so popular is that it permits inward investment by foreign companies without any prior approval from the Chinese government. Moreover, foreign companies are provide tax incentives in order to boost their growth.In terms of iPhone sales, China is undoubtedly the biggest market for Apple. With the local smartphone makers like Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo making the competition extremely nail-biting, the world’s most valuable company just doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned with regard to having the lion’s share.

In terms of iPhone sales, China is undoubtedly the biggest market for Apple. With the local smartphone makers like Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo making the competition extremely nail-biting, the world’s most valuable company just doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned with regard to having the lion’s share.

As the sales of iPhone 7 and 6s failing to match the unprecedented high of iPhone 6 in China, Apple has intensified its efforts to win back its enviable charisma and once again be the biggest crowd puller in the market where cheap smartphones with stunning features are always in the game to challenge the pricey iPhone.

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