Apple noticed there are programmers outside the valley
If my summary sounds cynical, it’s because I’m cynical of the old Apple way where they only hired engineers who wanted to relocate within the shadow of (whatever the big thing in SV is: Stanford now, but probably HP when Apple was younger). I’m excited that they’ll get to hire from a broader range of applicants as they stagger, eyes blinking, into the wide world outside Cupertino.
Seattle’s been in the indie news but Apple’s got large engineering offices in Pittsburgh, Vancouver BC, Vancouver WA right outside of Portland, and Santa Monica, plus more internationally. Most of those are hiring, too.