Apple has designed face shields for doctors, preparing to ship 20 million pieces of this type of protective equipment. The company is negotiating with the governments of different countries in order to send shields to the destination if necessary – hospitals, where there is a shortage of necessary resources.
The production and supply of materials involved in Chinese and American companies. According to Tim Cook, this is how Apple reacted to the situation with COVID-19. The design and construction of the masks were carried out by the company’s specialists.
Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers. pic.twitter.com/3xRqNgMThX
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 5, 2020
Each flap is assembled in two minutes and can be completely tailored to a specific person. By the end of the week, Apple plans to release another million faceplates, keeping this pace further.