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Apple to invest Rs 6700 crore in Softbank's vision fund

Smartphone giant Apple has confirmed it plans to invest $1 billion (Rs 6700 crore) in Japanese telecom giant SoftBank's massive $100 billion(Rs 670000 crore) Vision Fund. According to a report in TechCrunch, the fund is
India TV Tech Desk Los Angeles January 05, 2017 13:21 IST
India TV Tech Desk

Smartphone giant Apple has confirmed it plans to invest $1 billion (Rs 6700 crore) in Japanese telecom giant SoftBank's massive $100 billion(Rs 670000 crore) Vision Fund.

According to a report in TechCrunch, the fund is a joint effort between SoftBank and the government of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) that reportedly seeks to invest in emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

"Apple is planning to invest $1 billion in SoftBank's Vision Fund. We have worked closely with SoftBank for many years and we believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple," the company said in a statement. 

SoftBank is investing $25 billion in the Vision Fund, with another $45 billion to come from Saudi Arabia. 

Recently, US President-elect Donald Trump claimed the credit for Vision Fund plans that pre-dated his election win.

IANS inputs