Apple plans to open its first European iOS app development hub in Naples, Italy, offering skills and training in creating software for the mobile OS.
Apple has long boasted that iOS and its App Store represent more than just revenue for its coffers and that they're also a significant engine for jobs growth, not just in the US but also in Europe and China.
Apple boasts that in Italy alone some 75,000 jobs are attributable to the App Store, while its broader ecosystem now supported 1.4 million jobs in Europe.
"Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world, and we're thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
"The phenomenal success of the App Store is one of the driving forces behind the more than 1.4 million jobs Apple has created in Europe and presents unlimited opportunities for people of all ages and businesses of all sizes across the continent," he added.
Apple also highlighted that it has helped European developers earn over €10.2bn from selling their apps around the world.
According to PPI, Android and iOS each account for 75 percent of Europe's app economy workers, each representing 1.2 million jobs.
Its figures exceed 100 percent because jobs in the analysis specified more than one operating system. Meanwhile, BlackBerry accounted for six percent of jobs while Windows Phone represented nine percent.