Apple is doing all it can as a company to help in fighting the ongoing global pandemic. Apple has been very helpful in making sure that everyone stays safe and practices isolation, as well as encouraging people to work from home as comfortably as they can. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently shared an update about the company’s recent contribution to the cause. Cook claims that Apple has sourced over 20 million masks via its supply chain globally. The company is also working with the government wherever aid is needed.
Cook showed one of these shields in a twitter video and claims that Apple is ready to ship around one million face shields per week to medical personnel around the globe. Apple calls this measure as “a company-wide effort bringing together product designers, engineering, operations, packaging teams, and our suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for health workers,”
Tim Cook posted on Twitter:
“Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers”
The first shipment for these shield masks was delivered in Kaiser Hospital last week. Each shield is specially designed to be easy to assemble and takes about two minutes. The masks are fully adjustable and use sourcing materials from the United States and China. “Our focus is on unique ways Apple can help, meeting essential needs of caregivers urgently and at a scale the circumstances require,” says Cook.
Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers. pic.twitter.com/3xRqNgMThX
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 5, 2020
Previously, Apple had also released a COVID-19 screening app and website as screening tools for taking preventive measures for these present circumstances. The app was used as a resource to access verified information from authorities all over the United States. The app followed a simple procedure to screen patients for coronavirus and recommended appropriate measures at the end of the screening process. Tim Cook was later questioned by senators about the security of users in regards to the app but no comment has been made by the company as of yet. It is not uncommon for companies to be questioned publicaly about legal concerns.