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Apple Donates $8 Million to Chinese Earthquake Victims

Following a devastating earthquake that struck in Sichuan, China over the weekend, Apple has donated 50 million RMB or approximately $8 million to affected victims.

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In addition to the donation, Apple has also updated the front page of its Chinese website to express its condolences and to offer schools in the area new Apple devices. Tech In Asia has a translation of the message:
At this difficult time, our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Aside from the cash donation to help the affected people to tide over their difficulties, we are committed to providing new Apple devices to schools in the disaster area, and Apple employees in the locality are on stand-by at any time to help.
Donations during disasters are not uncommon for Apple, with the company previously offering relief money to victims struck by tragedy on several occasions.

Apple has had a strained relationship with China in recent months, after the company's iPhone warranty policies were highly criticized in the country, though the tensions were relieved in early April when Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to customers announcing changes to the warranty policy.

The earthquake, which measured between 6.6 and 7.0, struck the city of Ya'an in the Sichuan province on Saturday, causing hundreds of casualties and widespread destruction.

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20 months ago
Okay, lets see...
Apple is wonderful for doing this! :)
Apple is evil for not doing more! :mad:
Did I cover everything?
Rating: 23 Votes
20 months ago
I wonder how many "well with Apple's millions, is this all they can donate?" comments we get. :rolleyes:

EDIT: Quite a lot, it seems.
Rating: 17 Votes
20 months ago

good gesture yes, but wth?? they donate more oversees than to domestic causes? its their money to do with as they wish, but really... smh...


American's are always complaining...never enough...lol
Rating: 16 Votes
20 months ago
Great job apple.

It's terrible when people hate you so much they bash the good you do as insufficient
Rating: 16 Votes
20 months ago

Microsoft is way ahead in this charity game.. Just saying



Charity should not be a competition.
Rating: 15 Votes
20 months ago
I knew reading these comments would be a bad idea, yet I just couldn't help myself.

Rather than picking them apart for what they haven't done, why not commend them for helping?
Rating: 14 Votes
20 months ago
Call me cynical, but I think this is just to offset some of the heat they're facing in China.

Obviously a good use of their money though.
Rating: 10 Votes
20 months ago

Okay, lets see...
Apple is wonderful for doing this! :)
Apple is evil for not doing more! :mad:
Did I cover everything?


You forgot about the Mac Pro comment
Rating: 9 Votes
20 months ago

My thoughts exactly. I find myself avoiding the comments more and more when it comes to posts like this. It's a shame since this is a FORUM.


Completely agree. It used to be nice posting here, but the editors (and yes, it is the editors) have baited people so much that its just a sea of hate. Link bate comes at a cost, it kills your community.
Rating: 8 Votes
20 months ago

Next up, Samsung counters with a $10 million "S-Donation."


The funny thing about your posts in this thread are that you are quick to correct someone when Apple is compared to Microsoft (vs Gates) and yet immediately go to slam Samsung for potentially copying Apple by DONATING to a worthy cause.

First of all - as been mentioned. They already gave.

Second - Please let me know when giving to those in need is something to criticize - regardless of what company is doing it. If every tech company followed suit - whether it was Apple, Samsung, Google, HTC or whoever hgave "first" (as if that matters) that's a good thing. Not something to mock.
Rating: 8 Votes

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