Apple accessory makers join the fight against COVID-19

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What you need to know

  • Several Apple accessory makers are doing their bit to fight COVID-19.
  • Satechi, Nomad, mophie and Twelve south have highlighted the work from home products they offer.
  • They're also donating to relief efforts.

A report from 9to5Mac has revealed how Apple accessory makers are doing their bit to fight COVID-19.

The report notes:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues we're seeing companies from all industries, including Apple accessory makers, support relief efforts from converting operations to make masks to sharing a cut of sales with non-profits. Apple itself has donated millions of masks as well as donating financial support. And as many have shifted to home offices we're seeing popular Apple accessory makers like Nomad, Satechi, mophie/ZAGG, Twelve South, and more highlight some of their most helpful work from home gear.

The report highlights Satechi's 'Work From Home' collection as featured on its website, including charging docks, hubs and more.

Nomad has a work from home collection too, featuring its Base Station Stands and universal cables.

Other companies highlighting their work from home gear includes ZAGG/mophie, Otterbox, Twelve South, and Belkin.

As the report notes, Nomad has previously announced that it would start producing medical supplies in its factories. Satechi says it also plans to donate 5% of website sales to Project C.U.R.E.

Yesterday, Tim Cook revealed that Apple had sourced over 20M masks through its supply chain and that its design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams were working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers:

...we've launched a company-wide effort bringing together product designers, engineering, operations, packaging teams, and our suppliers to design, produce, and ship face shields for health workers.Our first shipment was delivered to Kaiser hospital facilities in the Santa Clara Valley this past week, and the feedback from doctors was very positive. These pack flat, 100 to a box. Each shield is assembled in less than two minutes and is fully adjustable. We're sourcing materials and manufacturing in the US and China.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9