Apple on Saturday said it would shut all of its official stores and corporate offices in mainland China until Feb.9 as fears over the coronavirus outbreak mounted and the death toll more than doubled to over 250 from a week ago.
The companies said 22 countries and several US states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software.
Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple and Alphabet’s Google, the companies announced as they released the initial version of their system.
US President Donald Trump last month issued a federal order forcing auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators after a shortage of the hospital equipment, which is crucial for treating critical COVID-19 cases.
The iPhone SE, available April 24, is the second generation of a previous value model.
Farzana Trading donated one million apples to be distributed with meals for communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UAE’s biggest food distribution drive.
In its order four years ago, the European Commission said Apple benefited from illegal state aid via two Irish tax rulings that artificially reduced its tax burden for over two decades - to as low as 0.005% in 2014.
Apple Inc introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen for $399 and a lower-cost Apple Watch SE for $279, kicking off a product lineup for a holiday shopping season.
The European Commission also launched an in depth investigation into Apple Pay, amid concerns that the fast-growing and easy-to-use payment system is shutting out rivals.
Police were hunting for thieves who made off after tying up a driver and security guard during a truck heist in central England. The thieves then transferred the trailer onto an awaiting truck and made their escape, leaving their victims behind.