Apple has always been a socially responsible company and this latest move from Tim Cook and his team shows that very well. Following a major earthquake in China's Yunnan Province earlier this week that killed over 600 people and caused widespread damage, Apple has made a donation of $1.6 million in support of relief efforts.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has also sent an email to company employees, expressing his "deepest sympathies" to those affected and mentions Apple presence in the region and commitment to help. Here's the entire content of the email:
The earthquake took the lives of 615 people and caused the relocation of over 200,000 people, so Apple's help was definitely much welcome. Apple will be making a monetary donation to groups that provide relief efforts for those hurt by the earthquake.
Cook also said that Apple has deep ties to the area as Apple has over 6500 employees in China, many third-party developers, and family members of supply chain personnel. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake which hit the province's Zhaotong city is the most powerful quake to strike Yunnan in 14 years.