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Topic: coronavirus

Apple sources 20M face masks, designs and ships face shields for medical workers

04/05/2020, 06:04 pm

Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks it aims to donate to governments to fight the spread of COVID-19, with the iPhone maker also working on designing and producing face shields for use by front-line medical workers.


Apple Stores in US to remain closed until early May

04/03/2020, 02:04 am

Apple in a memo to employees on Thursday said it plans to keep all U.S. retail stores closed until early May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the nation.


Apple and Emerson Collective donate $12 million to new America's Food Fund

04/02/2020, 12:04 pm

America's Food Fund has launched with a $12 million donation from Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective and Apple.


Apple offers subsidies for Authorized Service Provider pick-up, dropoff repairs

04/01/2020, 08:04 pm

Apple is planning on subsidizing repairs provided by Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP), so long as they comply with social distancing measures in the U.S. and Canada.


Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent 'iPhone 12' delays

04/01/2020, 07:04 pm

Apple's U.S.-based engineering team is reportedly "scrambling" to prevent delays of the company's rumored 5G iPhones, which are expected to debut this fall.


Apple Card customers can defer their April payments interest-free

04/01/2020, 02:04 pm

In effort to ease any coronavirus-related burden on their customers, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing Apple Card cardholders the ability to defer their April payments without penalty.


Apple doubles COVID-19 recovery donation in China to more than $7M

04/01/2020, 07:04 am

Apple has doubled its donation to China's COVID-19 recovery efforts, spending $7 million to aid on-the-ground support for hospitals, public health recovery, and long-term efforts to continue the fight.


Apple will continue to pay contract Apple Park workers, including janitors and drivers

03/31/2020, 12:03 pm

Janitors and other contracted hourly workers at Apple Park will continue to be paid throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with Apple ensuring that they will get their wages despite contractor announcements that jobs would be suspended.


Zoom macOS install 'shady,' plus video chats aren't end-to-end encrypted

03/31/2020, 09:03 am

Video conferencing service Zoom reportedly installs itself on Macs by working around Apple's regular security, and also promotes that it has end-to-end encryption, but demonstrably does not.


Russia ban on iPhones, computers without government mandated apps postponed

03/31/2020, 06:03 am

New legislation in Russia that will mandates all smartphones, computers and smart televisions to have Russian-made software pre-installed has been postponed, with provisions not kicking in until January 2021.


Apple staffers suffer work-from-home setbacks due to security guidelines, travel bans

03/30/2020, 01:03 pm

While COVID-19 is impacting virtually every sector of the tech industry, a new report claims that Apple is experiencing some unique setbacks because of its culture of secrecy and lack of access to prototyping tools and test rigs.


Wedbush bullish on AAPL long-term, COVID-19 only a temporary speed bump

03/30/2020, 11:03 am

Despite ongoing concerns about temporary coronavirus effects on Apple's supply and demand, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives is maintaining a positive outlook on the company's performance in 2020.


iPhone location data used by US government to track coronavirus spread

03/29/2020, 11:03 am

The US government is allegedly attempting to track the coronavirus pandemic by taking advantage of geolocation data generated by online advertising shown on iPhones and other smartphones, intending to learn how the virus is spreading throughout the country.


Nikkei, WSJ split on their Apple horror narratives

03/28/2020, 08:03 am

Two major financial papers that usually blow out false news about Apple's supply chain in lockstep have suddenly diverged in their imagined tales of how the world's best capitalized and most proficient and competent tech company might be somewhat challenged by the economic disaster now killing thousands of people.


Apple releases COVID-19 app, website based on CDC guidance

03/27/2020, 12:03 pm

Apple has launched a new app, and a website, with resources to help people stay informed, and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of COVID-19.


How to make video conferences more bearable for you & other participants

03/27/2020, 09:03 am

If you're not a fan of video conferences and calls, you're not alone. We've got a handful of tips to help you make the most of your Zoom or Skype meetings.


iPad Pro, iPadOS & iOS 13.4 with trackpad support and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/27/2020, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, hosts Stephen Robles and William Gallagher discuss the new mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4, new iPad Pro benchmarks, iCloud folder sharing, Face ID coming to the Mac, and tips for live streaming from home.


Suppliers deny Apple is delaying 'iPhone 12' production

03/27/2020, 08:03 am

Printed circuit board manufacturers say that Apple has not told them to postpone production, as previously reported, and therefore the 5G iPhone is not expected to be delayed.


Apple will likely launch 5G iPhone this fall despite rumors of delay, analyst says

03/25/2020, 09:03 pm

Rebutting claims that Apple's 2020 iPhone launch plans are in peril due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster on Wednesday reminded investors that an iPhone is built over the course of three or four years, not one.


European mobile carriers will share user location data to track coronavirus

03/25/2020, 07:03 pm

Eight major mobile carriers have agreed to share customer location data with the European Commission in a bid to track the spread of COVID-19, the GSMA said in a statement on Wednesday.