Apple to open its first U.S. based Developer Academy in Detroit later this year

Detroit will soon get its own slice of the big Apple.

As part of the tech giant's $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, Apple announced its plans for an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, the first of its kind in the U.S.

Launched in collaboration with Michigan State University, the academy —which will roll out as a virtual program before opening as an in-person space in Detroit later this year — looks to reach 1,000 students per year through two initial program options.…