Apple reports 2M COVID-19 app downloads, 125M News users on earnings call
What you need to know
- Apple announced a few key things during its Q2 earnings call.
- It has shipped over 30 million masks to medical workers.
- It also launched its largest deployment of iPads ever.
On Apple's earnings call for the second quarter, CEO Tim Cook had some notable numbers to report before launching into the company's fiscal performance for the second quarter.
Cook opened the call by giving an update on the company's efforts in getting personal protective equipment to medical workers across the world. The company has now shipped over 30 million masks and over 7.5 million face shields. He also noted that Apple continues to ship 1 million face shields ever week.
Next, Cook highlighted that Apple News on iOS and macOS has reached a record of 125 million active users. FaceTime and Messages, Apple's most popular communication tools, have also seen record daily use.
Cook also took the time to speak briefly about Apple's recently launched COVID-19 app and website. The app has already been downloaded 2 million times, and the website has received over three million visits.
The CEO also talked about the company's efforts to help in education during a time when students are largely at home. Apple has deployed 350 thousand iPads to New York City, its largest iPad deployment ever.
All of these announcements were made on Apple's Q2 earnings call. If you'd like to see everything that was announced, you can read the full transcript.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.