Apple wants to teach you to code

The tech company wants to develop the next generation of programmers - and it's free to learn.
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The Apple Store in the Dubai Mall.

Ever wanted to learn how to code, but never knew where to start? Well here's your chance – and it's with one of the world's biggest tech companies.

Whether you're looking to take on a new hobby, learn a new skill, or pursue the career of your dreams, Apple is now offering free coding lessons to people of all ages worldwide and in its Dubai stores.

The company's senior vice president Angela Ahrendts said: “Most public schools aren’t teaching kids to code today.

"But if we want the next generation of app developers on the App Store, these kids have to learn the basics of coding.

"And why not do it in a fun way?”

Apple says the lessons will be split into three categories: Skills, Walks and Labs.

Skills will be short 30-minute session, while Walks and Labs will offer more in-depth classes lasting an hour and a half.

And you don't need to own any Apple devices to take part, because the company will lend iPhones or iPads to attendees who arrive without them.

The coding lessons will be part of a wider initiative which was announced on Tuesday by Apple who will be offering a new range of classes starting on January 31.

The hands-on group sessions will focus on photography, video, music, coding, art and design, and health and fitness.

And who knows, maybe you could be the next Mark Zuckerberg.

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