It's a company-wide effort, as Cook said the company's design, engineering, packaging, and operations teams as well as its suppliers are working on the project.
In Canada, INKSmith, a startup that was making design and tech tools accessible for kids, has now moved to making face shields and is hiring up to 100 new employees to meet demand.
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Due to the growing cases of coronavirus in the world's largest economy, medical-grade masks, face shields, and ventilators are in short supply.
The first delivery of Apple face shields had already been sent to Kaiser hospital facilities in the Santa Clara valley in California earlier this week, according to Cook.
While sourcing millions of face masks is great, Apple is doing something better by deciding to manufacture face shields using its own resources.
Apple aims to ship over a million of the face shields by the end of this week.
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"Teams across Apple have been working hard on ways we can support our heroic frontline medical professionals", said Mr Cook.
Apple is working with medical professional sand government officials across the USA to determine where the shields are most needed, and is looking to expand distribution beyond the United States soon.
Apple's Covid-19 app and website allow users to answer a series of questions about risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one. And the plan is to quickly expand distribution of these face shields to other countries.
It's the latest effort Apple has made to combat the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 8,000 people in the U.S. and infected more than 300,000 across the country.
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