Apple is reportedly working with some of the world’s most innovative companies to create educational apps for young people.
The tech giant is reportedly collaborating with the University of Melbourne to develop the app “Apple Education” which aims to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses and learn how to build a digital empire.
The app is part of Apple’s efforts to bring more kids to Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California.
“The goal is to have Apple’s engineers come together and develop the best apps for Apple’s students,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
“We will work with universities to develop those apps for students to use.
The apps are meant to help them build businesses, learn about products and get to know the world around them.”
The partnership is being described by people familiar with the matter as “a big leap forward”.
Apple has already been working with Australian universities and the University and College of Australia to create Apple courses and to provide its students with a range of tools to develop apps and websites.
The company’s education app is one of many initiatives it has announced in the past year, with the launch of the App Store and Apple Pay.
The University of Sydney has also said it plans to develop an app, which would be available to students in 2019.