Apple Honors Veterans Day With Website Banner, Activity Challenge on Apple Watch, and More

Today is Veterans Day in the United States and, as usual, Apple CEO Tim Cook has thanked veterans around the world for their service.


Apple is also showing its support for Veterans Day with a short message on its website: "Here's to the brave ones. We're proud to honor America's veterans and service members this Veterans Day and every day."

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As noted by Kyle Seth Gray, Apple Watch users can earn a special Veterans Day badge in the Activity app today by completing any workout for 11 minutes or longer. The annual Activity Challenge, limited to the United States, also awards users with a Veterans Day sticker for use in the Messages app.


Last, Apple has highlighted how iPhone app Healium AR is helping veterans manage anxiety. The augmented reality app was created by former TV journalist Sarah Hill, who is profiled in the Apple Newsroom story.

November 11 also marks similar Remembrance Day or Armistice Day commemorations in many other countries.

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Top Rated Comments

bbednarz Avatar
61 months ago

10% is lousy all year long. It should be 25% off all year. Then 50% off on 11/11.
If Apple did that you would piss and moan that it wasn't 50% off all year and 75% off today. Some people just need to complain.


In addition to that poor discount, it seems Apple does not offer any such discount to customers in "friendly" allied countries such as Canada, Australia, UK...

Very happy to take those "foreign" customer's cash and not even interested in giving the same token discount as US vets.
If you're so upset about it then don't purchase their products. Problem solved.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Barron Avatar
61 months ago

If Apple did that you would piss and moan that it wasn't 50% off all year and 75% off today. Some people just need to complain.


If you're so upset about it then don't purchase their products. Problem solved.
As a veteran, I am happy that Apple extends a discount on all products and not just the refurbished, close-outs, etc. one finds on sale at non-Apple stores & websites. Thanks, Apple.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Barron Avatar
61 months ago

10% is lousy all year long. It should be 25% off all year. Then 50% off on 11/11.
10% is better than NO %!
As a veteran, I like the discount. You're most likely NOT a veteran, so why carp about what you can't get?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SaxPlayer Avatar
61 months ago
Quite nice to see Tim quoting Churchill. For those who are interested (and don't know) this is taken from his famous speech about the Battle of Britain in 1940. And yes, the war DID start before December 1941.

We call it Remembrance Day here in the UK. I'm thinking especially of my two Great Uncles who died in battles in France during The Great War. It's thanks to people like them that I can sit at my desk over a hundred years later and worry about trivial, non-important things that I really shouldn't get upset about.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acorntoy Avatar
61 months ago
Sad to see how little people know about war history, but everybody can think what they want, because of our veterans. Thank you all.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
npmacuser5 Avatar
61 months ago

10% is lousy all year long. It should be 25% off all year. Then 50% off on 11/11.
You are suggesting Apple sell its products at a loss to Veterans? Why? FYI I am a Vietnam Veteran and use the very nice Apple Military offerings.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)