Apple has chosen Naples, Italy as the location for its first iOS App Development Centre in Europe. The centre will help to train developers, educators and students in the fine art of app creation.
"Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we're thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success," said CEO Tim Cook.
"The phenomenal success of the App Store is one of the driving forces behind the more than 1.4 million jobs Apple has created in Europe and presents unlimited opportunities for people of all ages and businesses of all sizes across the continent."
Apple added that it estimates "over 75,000 jobs are attributable to the App Store" in Italy.
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