Apple remains a white male-dominated technology company, although it has made some headway with hiring more women and people from ethnic minorities in the past 12 months.
Apple's second diversity report revealed a minor increase in the overall diversity of the company compared with 2014, seeing a rise in the proportion of women from 30 percent in 2014 to 31 percent this year.
However, Apple claimed that 35 percent of its new hires globally in the past 12 months were women, a 65 percent increase over 2014 and representing 11,000 women joining the company.
The difference in ethnic diversity was similarly small. The report showed a one percent decrease in the percentage of white people at the company from 54 percent to 53 percent.
The percentage of Asian workers rose by three percent to 18 percent, and the percentage of black employees rose from seven percent to eight percent.
Apple reported that 19 percent of its new hires in the US this year were Asian, 13 percent Hispanic and 11 percent black.
Apple added 2,700 Hispanic and 2,200 black employees to its workforce, and chief executive Tim Cook said that 2015 has seen the biggest number of employees hired from under-represented groups.
However, Cook said that Apple still needs to improve its diversity. "We are proud of the progress we've made, and our commitment to diversity is unwavering, but we know there is a lot more work to be done," he said.
He added that diversity is important to Apple and touted his desire to push it beyond the boundaries of the company.
"Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple's future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire," he said.
"We must address the broad underlying challenges, offer new opportunities, and create a future generation of employees as diverse as the world around us. We also aspire to make a difference beyond Apple.
"This means fostering diversity not just at Apple but throughout our entire ecosystem, from the customers we welcome in our stores to the suppliers and developers we work with."
Apple's current diversity figures show that the company is some way off achieving its ambitions, but it is not alone in the technology industry. Intel's diversity report showed a major male bias despite the firm touting successful diversity hiring.
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