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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Learning To Code Is 'More Important' Than English

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 05:27 PM

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook says he thinks learning how to computer code is a more valuable communication tool than learning the English language.

“If I were a French student and I were 10 years old, I think it would be more important to learn coding than English,” Cook told French news outlet Konbini.

“I’m not telling people not to learn English—but this is a language that you can [use to] express yourself to 7 billion people in the world. I think coding should be required in every public school in the world,” Cook said.

"It's the language that everyone needs, and not just for the computer scientists. It's for all of us," says Cook.

He explained that programming encourages students of all disciplines to be inventive and experimental: “It’s not just for the computer scientists. Creativity is in the front seat; technology is in the backseat. It is sort of the blend with both of these that you can do such powerful things now," he said.

Last month, Apple rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” Reuters reported.

The launch contained few surprises, with leaked details on the phone and other products including an updated Apple Watch proving largely accurate. But the iPhone X’s $999 price still raised eyebrows, and its Nov. 3 ship date prompted questions about possible supply constraints ahead of the holiday season.

Investors and fans have viewed the 10th-anniversary iPhone launch as an opportunity for Apple to refresh a smartphone lineup that had lagged the competition in new features. Last year the company’s revenue declined when many consumers rejected the iPhone 7 as being too similar to the iPhone 6.

The new Apple Watch for the first time will be able to make calls and access the internet without the customer carrying an iPhone -- a major upgrade that one analyst predicted would more than double watch sales.

(Newsmax wires services contributed to this report).

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