Apple Begins Making Millions of Face Shields and Sources 20 Million Face Masks
“Apple introduced Sunday it is launched a companywide effort to design, produce and ship face shields to medical staff battling the coronavirus outbreak,” experiences CNET:
The first cargo was delivered this week to a Kaiser facility within the Santa Clara Valley, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned in a video posted to Twitter.
“Teams across Apple have been working hard on ways we can support our heroic front-line medical professionals,” Cook mentioned, explaining that the absolutely adjustable shields pack flat and might be assembled in two minutes. “The feedback from doctors was very positive.”
“We plan to ship over 1 million by the end of this week, and over 1 million per week after that,” he mentioned.
Cook mentioned the corporate is coordinating with well being and authorities officers throughout the US to get the shields delivered the place they’re wanted and hopes to develop distribution past the US shortly.
“Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19,” Apple’s CEO mentioned on Twitter. “We’ve now sourced over 20M masks by means of our provide chain.”