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Apple commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with full homepage takeover

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What you need to know

  • Apple has turned its homepage into a full-page commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Apple's home page includes a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "Today and every day, we honor his life and legacy of service."

Just as it has done in previous years Apple has turned its Apple.com (opens in new tab) homepage into a full-page commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The new homepage includes a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as a famous quote from a visit to Philadelphia's Barratt Junior High School in 1967.

I believe that we can transform dark yesterdays of injustice into bright tomorrows of justice and humanity.

Apple goes on to say that "today and every day, we honor his life and legacy of service." Those wishing to click through to Apple's products and store can continue to do so, of course.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the King family will be leading a march as they continue to support voting rights for all. It's hoped that election day can be turned into a national holiday while also allowing for mail-in ballots.

The nation's capital will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march for voting rights led by the late civil rights leader's family, as congressional Democrats vow to press ahead on voting-rights legislation despite its expected failure.

Apple often uses its homepage to highlight important days or to commemorate events and will surely continue to do so.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.