Apple announced a plan to support the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. The brand will make a donation of 10 million N95 masks. The masks will be distributed by the USA and some of the most affected countries in Europe. Tim Cook reported the donation on Twitter.

Proud to share we’ve been able to source 10M masks for the US and millions more for the hardest hit regions in Europe. Our ops teams are helping to find and purchase masks from our supply chain in coordination with governments around the world.

– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 25, 2020

In addition to the donation, the CEO announces that Apple has teams dedicated to raising and purchasing COVID-19 masks, in partnership with several governments around the world. This is a humanitarian gesture that will help countries fight the outbreak and, of course, improve Apple’s reputation as a benevolent technology company.

N95 masks are extremely important, especially for healthcare workers constantly dealing with COVID-19 patients. It goes without saying that health workers like doctors and nurses are at great risk of contagion, due to prolonged exposure to the disease.

Apple will suffer in the production of iPhones

Although production in China is “returning to normal,” according to domestic sources, Apple will not be able to recover anytime soon. Due to production slowdowns, analysts estimate that the launch of the iPhones 12 and 12 Pro will be delayed by at least two months.

So, like the iPhone X, perhaps only in November will the new iPhone be introduced to the public.

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