Apple will donate money to help Australian firefighters battle bushfires

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Tim Cook (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Australia has been gripped by bushfires for two months.
  • Humans and wildlife have been impacted by the fires.
  • Tim Cook confirmed Apple will donate to relief efforts.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed via Twitter that his company will be donating funds to help Australian firefighters in their efforts to contain raging bushfires in the country.

Fires have been an issue for two months with more than 1,500 firefighters battling with fires that have already seen more than 800 homes destroyed and wildlife impacted.

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MacRumors notes that whole half of the bushfires have now been contained, Australia faces the prospect of another heatwave that could see further fires spread.

If you'd like to help you can donate via the Australian Red Cross. Every donation has the potential to save lives.

Oliver Haslam

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.