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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who is known for transforming the state into an IT hub, appears to be keen on roping in iPhone-maker Apple Inc to the state. He met the Cupertino giant's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams during his tour of the US and reportedly insisted on investing in AP.

Naidu is on an eight-day trip to the US and is scheduled to meet heads of about 300 firms in an attempt to make them investment in AP.

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The CM told Williams during their meeting that Apple would do well in AP, which has been adjudged the best state to do business and good man power, according to the Hindu.

Qualcomm Technologies Vice-president Gopi Sirineni has also expressed keenness to attend AP's Fibernet project and Google X has offered to provide internet services up to the village-level in the state.

The state government has signed MoUs with companies like Innova Solutions, I-Bridge Inc and Evx Solutions.

Interestingly, Karnataka, which is the country's leader in IT, has already confirmed that Apple's OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partner Wistron Corp, a Taiwanese company, would set up an iPhone assembly plant in Bengaluru. It was reported that the proposed plant might be operational perhaps between April and June.

"Apple's intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology ecosystem and supply-chain development in the state, which are critical for India to compete globally," Karnataka's IT Minister Priyank M Kharge had earlier said in a statement.