Apple is to open a call centre in Bangalore that will employ up to 3,000 by the end of next year.
The news has been reported in India, although Apple has not confirmed the final number to be employed in its first Indian call centre.
The company insists that the Indian facility will not affect jobs at its main US call centres and elsewhere, which it says are still expanding.
It has been reported that the new call centre will initially employ around 1,500, before the figure is gradually increased to 3,000.
The centre will offer customer service to Apple’s full product line, including Mac computers and iPod music players.
Last year, Dell opened its third customer call centre in India. The likes of Microsoft, SAP and Alcatel have all recently announced product development sites in India, and IBM is in the process of hiring an extra 14,000 Indian workers.