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.

Dave Verwer  




macOS Development

Business and Marketing


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And finally...

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