Apple helps get COVID-19 test kits to millions of people around the country
What you need to know
- Apple has announced a partnership with COPAN Diagnostics that helped ship millions of COVID-19 tests.
- Production was increased by almost 4,000% since April 2020.
Apple today announced (opens in new tab) that it has been working with COPAN Diagnostics to ship more than 15 million COVID-19 test kits to people around the United States.
The tests were made possible by a $10 million fund from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund with production at COPAN's Southern California facilities increasing by almost 4,000% since April last year.
Notably, it appears that the tests provided by COPAN are the best around – enabling doctors and other health professionals to get what they need and when they need it.
You can read all about what Apple and COPAN Diagnostics have been working on in Apple's Newsroom post (opens in new tab).
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.