Apr 6, 2020

The iShield: Apple to design and make medical gear

Best-known for phones and computers, Apple has now turned its hand to making face shields for medical workers. Apple chief executive Tim Cook tweeted on Sunday that it has designed and is now making the protective gear. The tech giant plans to make more than one million shields a week, which will be shipped first to US medical workers and then distributed globally. Apple has pulled in designers, engineers and suppliers to shape, produce and ship the face shields. With a worldwide shortage of hospital equipment such as ventilators and protective gear for medical workers, organisations, educational institutions and individuals have been joining the effort to meet the demand.

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