- Apple’s design teams have created a custom face mask for Apple employees.
- The mask has a “unique” appearance, with generous coverage of the nose and chin, according to Bloomberg, who first reported its development.
- Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Apple has worked to provide personal protective equipment such as face masks and shields to health care workers.
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Mac. IPod. Iphone. IPad. Apple Watch. AirPods.
And now, Apple’s face mask.
The engineering teams responsible for the iPhones and iPads have designed a special face mask for Apple employees, as I mentioned for the first time Bloomberg, Mark Gorman.
Although pictures of the new mask have yet to be released, a report by Bloomberg says Apple’s engineering and design department has created a mask with a “unique look”, including “large covers for the wearer’s nose and chin” as well as “adjustable chains.” It will have three layers that can be washed up to five times.
Apple told Bloomberg that it designed the mask keeping in mind existing PPE supply chains, while being careful not to disrupt current flows.
To the disappointment of some Apple fans, masks were made for Apple employees in businesses and retail, rather than the general public. The masks will be shipped to the employees within the next two weeks. At the moment, it is not known whether Apple will try to distribute the mask more widely.
Besides the specially designed Apple mask, the company is also introducing a transparent surgical mask for employees, so that the hearing impaired customers can see and understand the faces of the employees more clearly. It’s the first completely clear surgical mask to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to Bloomberg.
This isn’t Apple’s first experience with PPE. In April, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Apple announced It will donate 20 million face masks to health care workers across the United States. The tech company also designed and produced face shields for hospital workers, with plans to ship 1 million a week.
Read Bloomberg’s original report on Apple Face Mask Here.