Apple CEO Tim Cook Appears on 'Big Night In' Fundraiser in UK

Apple CEO Tim Cook today made a surprise appearance on the BBC's "Big Night In" fundraiser in the UK, where he announced Apple's plans to make a significant donation to the event.

thebignightinuk
Cook also said that Apple would be waiving royalties on a "Times Like These" single that was performed on the show, and would allow UK Apple users to make Big Night In donations from their devices.

On the UK Apple website, there's now a link to make a donation to the cause, though the link only works on devices set to the UK region. Money raised by The Big Night In will be split between Comic Relief and Children in Need and will support local charities and projects that are providing vital emergency support in the UK.

Apple also recently donated $10 million to the "One World: Together at Home" special in the United States, which was put together by Lady Gaga, the World Health Organization, and Global Citizen.

Apple has also sourced and donated more than 20 million N95 masks to healthcare professionals, and its design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams have created and shipped millions of face shields to medical workers.

Top Rated Comments

Timothy Leo Crowley Avatar
52 months ago
Apple is a good community member. Very caring and conscientious. Thank you!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moi Ici Avatar
52 months ago
Nice one Tim!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SaxPlayer Avatar
52 months ago
Good effort by Apple there. Nice one.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NeverInDoubt Avatar
52 months ago
£27m raised with the UK Government also matching it. Thanks to all contributors, whether large or small, much appreciated.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jaseyy88 Avatar
52 months ago
How very generous of you Tim Apple
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven

Apple Reportedly Stops Production of FineWoven Accessories

Sunday April 21, 2024 6:03 am PDT by
Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories due to its poor durability. The company may move to another non-leather material for its premium accessories in the future. Kosutami has revealed...
Provenance Emulator

PlayStation and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store [Updated]

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, GameCube, Wii,...
iOS 17 All New Features Thumb

iOS 17.5 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Sunday April 21, 2024 3:00 am PDT by
The upcoming iOS 17.5 update for the iPhone includes only a few new user-facing features, but hidden code changes reveal some additional possibilities. Below, we have recapped everything new in the iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 beta so far. Web Distribution Starting with the second beta of iOS 17.5, eligible developers are able to distribute their iOS apps to iPhone users located in the EU...
apple vision pro orange

Apple Vision Pro Customer Interest Dying Down at Some Retail Stores

Monday April 22, 2024 2:12 am PDT by
Apple Vision Pro, Apple's $3,500 spatial computing device, appears to be following a pattern familiar to the AR/VR headset industry – initial enthusiasm giving way to a significant dip in sustained interest and usage. Since its debut in the U.S. in February 2024, excitement for the Apple Vision Pro has noticeably cooled, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Writing in his latest Power On...
top stories 20apr2024

Top Stories: Nintendo Emulators on App Store, Two New iOS 17 Features, and More

Saturday April 20, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
It was a big week for retro gaming fans, as iPhone users are starting to reap the rewards of Apple's recent change to allow retro game emulators on the App Store. This week also saw a new iOS 17.5 beta that will support web-based app distribution in the EU, the debut of the first hotels to allow for direct AirPlay streaming to room TVs, a fresh rumor about the impending iPad Air update, and...