Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has actually given an upgrade on the business’s feedback to the COVID-19 situation. In a video clip published to Twitter, Cook states Apple has actually sourced greater than 20 million masks via its worldwide supply chain and is dealing with federal governments to contribute them where they’re required.
Apple has actually likewise introduced “a company-wide effort bringing together product designers, engineering, operations, packaging teams, and our suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for health workers,” according to Cook, that displayed among these shields in the video clip.
Apple is devoted to sustaining the globally feedback to COVID-19 We have actually currently sourced over 20 M masks via our supply chain. Our style, design, procedures and product packaging groups are likewise dealing with distributors to style, create and ship face shields for medicalworkers pic.twitter.com/3xRqNgMThX
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)April 5, 2020
“Our first shipment was delivered to Kaiser hospital facilities in the Santa Clara Valley this past week, and the feedback from doctors was very positive,” Cook states. “These pack flat, one hundred per box. Each shield is assembled in less than two minutes and is fully adjustable. We’re sourcing materials and manufacturing in the US and China.”
Apple intends to deliver greater than one million shields by the end of this week and an additional million weekly afterwards. So much the business has actually been functioning to disperse them throughout the United States, yet intends to increase in other places quickly. “Our focus is on unique ways Apple can help, meeting essential needs of caregivers urgently and at a scale the circumstances require,” Cook states.