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The new masks, previously reported by Bloomberg and MacRumors, have a three-layer design to filter out particles. It can be washed and reused up to five times, and appears to have a more pronounced triangular shape at the top than other masks to supposedly sit better on people’s noses without fogging up glasses. It also has a rounded bottom for people’s chin and the ear strings are adjustable.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the masks or whether they would be sold to the public.
The specially designed masks by Apple are the company’s latest attempt to meet the challenges of keeping business alive amid one of the worst public health crises in a century. The coronavirus has so far made more than 27 million people sick and killed at least 904,000 people.
The tech giant was one of the first major companies to publicly warn that the coronavirus would affect shipments and operations worldwide.. It has since sent most of its employees to work from home and either continues to pay retail workers while stores are closed or .
It’s also open againConditions have improved in 25 countries. However, in some cases, these stores have had to close when infections picked up again.
Apple’s face masks aren’t the first COVID-19 products to be made. In April, Apple designed and shipped millions of. According to reports, the company is now working to offer a different type of face protection to its retail workers.