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Numbers don't lie

Apple admits that only 30 percent of its employees are women

After Google released a diversity report in May revealing that its employees are predominantly white males, Apple has released its own report with similar results.

Apple's report, released Tuesday, revealed that 70 percent of its employees are male, and only 30 percent are female. Even more disheartening, most of these female employees don't work in the company's tech sector.

Unsurprisingly, Apple's employees are also predominantly white, with 55 percent of workers identifying as such. In leadership positions, the proportion is even greater, with 64 percent of leadership roles held by whites.

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, said in a statement that he was displeased with the company's lack of diversity and that the company is trying to rectify the issue. "Apple is committed to transparency," Cook said. "As CEO, I'm not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They're not new to us, and we've been working hard for quite some time to improve them. We are making progress, and we're committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products."