New York Gov. Cuomo thanks Apple for its donation of 1.9 million masks

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What you need to know

  • Tim Cook previously said Apple was donating 10 million masks.
  • 1.9 million of them have arrived in New York.
  • Gov. Cuomo has thanked Apple on Twitter.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently that the company was donating 10 million masks to those who needed them during the coronavirus pandemic and they're already arriving in states. New York is the latest to benefit, with almost two million arriving.

Hot on the heels of the news that 100,000 masks landed in Alabama, Gov Cuomo has now confirmed that 1.9 million have also been received by the state of New York. The governor took to Twitter to thank Apple for its donation.

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Apple continues to do its part as the world tries to come to terms with the pandemic, closing its stores and offices around the globe – although stores in Greater China have now reopened.

Apple has also added special coronavirus advice to the App Store in an attempt to further inform people how to take care of themselves.

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.