Video Offers Closer Look at Apple Face Mask

YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has today shared a new video giving a closer look at Apple's reusable face masks for corporate and retail employees.

Apple's own face mask was designed by the company's Engineering and Industrial Design teams amid the global health crisis for corporate and retail employees, and the boxes include Apple's famous "Designed by Apple in California" text.

The video described the packaging alone as an "unboxing experience unlike anything you would expect for a reuseable face mask." It shows that each box contains five individually sealed masks with adapters to join the ear loops for a more secure fit. The packaging for each mask is printed with instructions for use, encouraging users to wash their hands, open the mask, and then adjust the straps for a comfortable fit.

Unbox Therapy observed that the mask, made of three pieces of high-quality fabric, feels better than conventional masks. The mask has a design with a triangle shape to accommodate the nose without fogging glasses, a rounded section for the chin, and adjustable strings for the ears.

Although Apple did not provide a medical classification for air filtration capability, the video's informal testing suggested that the mask is effective at blocking airflow out of a user's mouth. "It feels very secure. As far as breathing is concerned, I'd say it's fairly comparable (to a surgical mask) but I definitely feel more sealed off than a standard surgical mask," Unbox Therapy remarked.

The mask comes in a range of sizes and can be washed up to five times, with up to eight hours of use possible before a wash. As the mask is intended for corporate and retail employees, it is not available to the general public.

The video also reviewed ClearMask, a consumer option designed to overcome the barriers to visual communication that come with conventional opaque masks. Apple is also using ClearMask, in addition to their in-house design, for retail employees.

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3 weeks ago
Sad that we live in a time where something as innocuous as wearing a mask is politicized.
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3 weeks ago
I wish they would sell these in the store

Apple’s design team did a great job on these masks
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3 weeks ago
No 120Hz refresh rate?? Bah, not interested.
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3 weeks ago
THIS VIDEO IS COMPLETE RUBISH

This is not Apples new take on mask. This is a standard design, on the market for 100 years... it's called a "fold flat".

3M and other companies are selling them.

For example: https://www.3maustria.at/3M/de_AT/unternehmen-alpine/produkte/~/3M-Aura-Partikelmaske-06910-/?N=5002385+3293076358&rt=rud

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3 weeks ago


Sad that we live in a time where something as innocuous as wearing a mask is politicized.

You're the first one to mention politics in this thread.
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3 weeks ago


NOT Apples Design, on the market for decades!


But just like many other things Apple did. They did not do it first. But when they did, they did it the best way possible.
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