It’s 2:05 AM here in India and Apple CEO, Tim Cook has just tweeted his support for the medical workers, Apple family and everyone else who is fighting through the pandemic. He also stated that “Apple will be donating to support and relief efforts on the ground.“
Amid a devastating rise of COVID cases in India, our thoughts are with the medical workers, our Apple family and everyone there who is fighting through this awful stage of the pandemic. Apple will be donating to support and relief efforts on the ground.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 26, 2021
While India cripples with the second wave of Covid-19, World leaders have shown solidarity and support for India. Yesterday, US President Joe Biden had expressed solidarity with India in its fight against this brutal phase of the pandemic. POTUS had also asserted that the USA was determined to support its efforts by quickly deploying resources like therapeutics, ventilators and identifying sources of raw materials to be made available for the manufacture of the Covishield vaccine.
Today, I spoke with Prime Minister @narendramodi and pledged America’s full support to provide emergency assistance and resources in the fight against COVID-19. India was there for us, and we will be there for them.— President Biden (@POTUS) April 26, 2021
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi also thanked President Biden on Twitter:
Had a fruitful conversation with @POTUS @JoeBiden today. We discussed the evolving COVID situation in both countries in detail. I thanked President Biden for the support being provided by the United States to India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 26, 2021
And this was not the only announcement by Cupertino Chief today. Tim Cook also announced a whopping $403 Billion investment in US innovation and manufacturing to recover and rebuild America. And with this investment, Apple wants to create 20,000 new jobs in the next 5 years for the American people.
As we look toward recovery & rebuilding, Apple is investing $430B in US innovation and manufacturing along with 20K new jobs across the country over the next 5 years. The future of American innovation has never been brighter & more environmentally sound. https://t.co/TTxLimSXD4— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 26, 2021
The accelerated commitment will fund a new North Carolina campus and job-creating investments in innovative fields like silicon engineering and 5G technology
You can read more about this announcement on the Apple Newsroom website – Apple commits $430 billion in US investments over five years – Apple.
And that’s not all the news from Apple Park for today. It was a busy day for folks at Apple with the availability of iOS 14.5 for the masses announced a few hours ago. And just moments ago an update for the Apple Clips app was also announced.
The iOS 14.5 can also be termed as the most controversial iOS updates in recent times thanks to its App Tracking Transparency that requires apps to get the user’s permission before tracking their data across apps or websites owned by other companies for advertising or sharing their data with data brokers.
So, in total 4 major announcements by Apple today. While one of them was on the humanitarian efforts for India (in a tweet by Tim Cook), the rest were proper announcements available on the Apple Newsroom section.