Why Did the Apple CEO Tim Cook Applaud this Dubai Based 9 YO Girl?

A girl in Dubai who is an Indian origin person was approached by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. And the reason is quite amazing. She developed an iOS app for iPhones at the age of eight and hence, has been congratulated by Apple CEO Tim Cook for her achievement at such a young age.

She is Hana Muhammad Rafeeq, now aged 9, is nowadays known as and introduces herself as “the youngest Apple iOS developer”. This has been reported by Khaleez Times Report, Hana has pointed out in the online reports that indicate her claim is valid.

In the email, Tim Cook wrote to her, “Congratulations on all of your impressive achievements at such a young age. Keep at it and you will do amazing things in the future.”

Furthermore, the CEO of Apple himself applauded her in his reply to her mail in which she had explained her app and other accomplishments.

“I created and published an Apple mobile application at the age of eight,” Hana wrote in the email to Cook, a copy of which has now been shared with Gulf News.

“I got introduced to coding at the age of five and I am the youngest in the world to achieve this. In addition, I almost avoided using any third-party ready-made codes, libraries, or classes in my app. I hand-wrote more than 10,000 lines of code for this app. Please have a quick preview,” she wrote, sharing the YouTube links of her works.

Giving more details about her work, Hana wrote that she is an Indian girl, born and brought up in the UAE.

“The reason for this writing is for my parents to say I did something extraordinary and let the Apple leader know how enthusiastic [I am] in technology, especially Apple. Just to make the world aware that coding is not that impossible, instead, it is an essential subject to include in early stages of child education, [with] the same priority as human communication language.

“There are many kids developing apps. I hope her expertise and hardwork at this age stand out,” said her father Muhammad Rafeeq.

He was very proud to reveal that Hana’s instructor in coding is no one but her elder sister, 10-year-old Leena Fathima.

With big dreams to change the world in their own ways, these UAE based sisters have a big dream to achieve  want to offer free coding classes to orphans through a foundation named after them.