Apple Has Shipped 7.5 Million Face Shields to Healthcare Workers Worldwide

Apple in early April tapped its engineers and supplier companies to construct face shields for medical workers around the world, and Apple has now shipped a total of 7.5 million face shields.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the news during today's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2020. Apple is continuing to construct and ship one million face shields each week.

Cook also said that Apple's COVID-19 screening app has been downloaded more than two million times, and the web version of the site has been accessed by 3 million unique visitors. Apple's U.S. COVID-19 app was developed in partnership with the CDC, FEMA, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

In addition to constructing and shipping face masks, Apple has sourced and donated more than 20 million N95 masks to healthcare workers around the world, which are critical for those who are exposed to COVID-19 on a daily basis.

Apple has also donated millions of dollars to various causes dedicated to cutting down on the spread of COVID-19, and has developed an exposure notification API that public health authorities will be able to adopt to create apps that will help track coronavirus exposure.

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Top Rated Comments

iGeneo Avatar
55 months ago

Seriously, nobody gives a crap. This is nothing more than marketing
And there it is... the inevitable thread crap

Apple is doing what they can to help, this is a win all around. Instead of criticizing, why not appreciate what they are doing. Or maybe, just not crap on their actions?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
55 months ago

Seriously, nobody gives a crap. This is nothing more than marketing
How much PPE did you donate?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ericwn Avatar
55 months ago
Seriously, nobody gives a crap. This is nothing more than marketing
And you’d be the first to complain that they’re not helping enough if they wouldn’t make them.

Ridiculous.

What brand of bleach are you drinking?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
55 months ago
Thank you Apple. Your values are why I am a customer.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
55 months ago
Congrats Apple for helping! It's amazing to see all these non-healthcare companies stepping up. (and 3D-printing consumers!)

But... who normally makes masks, face shields, etc? It's been two months since supplies have dried up.

Seems like they should have had a plan for when pandemics inevitably happen.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
veeco3110 Avatar
55 months ago

Congrats Apple for helping! It's amazing to see all these non-healthcare companies stepping up. (and 3D-printing consumers!)

But... who normally makes masks, face shields, etc? It's been two months since supplies have dried up.

Seems like they should have had a plan for when pandemics inevitably happen.
Chinese companies make them. Which kinda gives credence to manufacturing things in the United state’s.You’re 100% right that there should have been a plan in place, but did you really think a pandemic would happen in your life time? It’s crazy when you think about it. I hope that everyone who glances over this stays healthy and safe.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)