"They (Apple) have confirmed it (opening a centre in Hyderabad) already. There will be an official announcement in June”, Rama told media, adding "Till that time, we will have to respect their choice (of not revealing details). They have chosen to make an announcement later".

Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana Secretary for IT Department, confirmed that the officials of the California, US-based technology company that owns popular consumer electronic brands such as iPhone and iPad, had already met the state government officials requesting their support for some of the clearances.

The official, however, did not specify the amount of investment that Apple is planning to make in the centre.

Rama Rao further said the city-based IT firm Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) will be laying foundation stone for its centre at Warangal today.

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