Apple Shares Assembly and Use Instructions for New Face Shields, Shipping 1 Million Per Week to Medical Workers

Following this weekend's news from Tim Cook that Apple is working with its supply chain to produce a million face shields per week for medical workers, the company has shared a support document outlining how to assemble and adjust the shields.

apple face shield parts
The document includes a series of images and animations showing how the simple three-piece product can be assembled for either a regular fit or with extra space between the user's face and the shield, and then how the latex-free silicone strap should be threaded to secure the shield and forehead band together and around the user's head.

Apple includes a video of the assembly process, as well as instructions for use and for sterilizing and reusing shields. There's also a printable PDF of the instruction sheet that comes in the box with the shields. The paper copy includes a link and a QR code to make it easy to get to the online instructions, as well as an email support contact for those needing assistance with their shields.

Cook said in his video announcement about the new face shields that they can be packed flat with 100 units per box.

(Thanks, Petter!)

Top Rated Comments

Kabeyun Avatar
12 months ago

It was funny, relax.
In a very relaxed way, not really.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ascender Avatar
12 months ago
Great work Apple ??

Go on MacRumors readers, do your best, I dare you to find something to be able to criticise Apple for in this one ?

* sits back *
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baymowe335 Avatar
12 months ago

You're wearing it wrong...?
Sorry for being "that guy"... I couldn't resist. :D
And it wasn’t funny here or the thousands or other times it’s been run around the table.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
12 months ago
A million units per week. If you think about that number, that’s a lengthy amount of units that will make an impact in terms of safety for these professionals. Are there any other ’tech’ companies that are shipping this type of volume for a facemask currently? Props to Apple...again.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iOS Geek Avatar
12 months ago
Reading through this comment thread and seeing all the criticism and sarcasm has shown me something. It’s clear none of you people work in healthcare. If you did...you’d be a heck of a lot more grateful.

Who cares if it’s “only” 1 million face shields per week? That’s more than we can say we’re getting now. I’ve been without a face shield for 3 weeks now and I have to make a single N-95 last my entire work week (which for now is 60 hours) so if any of you cynics would like to start helping us out, it would be much appreciated. At least Apple’s doing something other than sitting back and watching/criticizing others.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
12 months ago

Actually, there are many companies, much smaller than Apple that made many donations including masks and protective gear. Alibaba send a plane to Spain last week full of medical gear with 1,5 million masks and other equipment.
This is an example on how to recognize negativity expressed just for negativity's sake.
You are comparing Alibaba sending "1.5M masks and other equipment" with Apple's 1M/week face masks. Apple is producing the face shields, Alibaba is not. That is, Apple is using its entire production chain, supply chain, and administration to create, categorize, and move the items. Alibaba is taking care mostly of the latter part of the equation. In addition, you are comparing 1.5M masks with face shields. These are two different things; they require different materials, different production, and even different packaging. It's much more difficult to produce a face shield. Many companies are doing great things, and this includes Alibaba, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and such. Posts like yours are concerning as they lack common sense in evaluating and comparing the topics at hand.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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