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Everyone was a little confused by Apple’s pre-announcement of a “not a product” announcement earlier this week. I didn’t think it would particularly be related to iOS development, but it turned out that it was! 🚀

They announced major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism. The main parts of this initiative are a new Developer Academy and venture fund specifically for Black and Brown entrepreneurs, but there are also new scholarship programmes and more. It’s US-only, but I’m so happy to see Apple laying down much more than words to work towards fixing inequality.

I’m sure we’ll hear more on this as the year plays out. 👍


While I’m here, I wanted to add an extra little note on this. Whenever I link to something on this subject, I receive critical emails and a much larger than normal number of people unsubscribing. I was even directly called a racist for linking to Diversity in Swift a couple of weeks ago. 🤷‍♂️ It’s easy to think that racism isn’t a problem in this little corner of this small and relatively progressive industry. In fact, that’s what some of the email responses I get are about. People think the problem is overblown, and limited to other, more obvious areas. Every time I talk about it, the response lets me know that it is very much not the case. Please consider that before dismissing this initiative from Apple.

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And finally...

Ever since I listened to this, I hoped this might happen. 🥰