Apple Makes $1.6 Million Donation to Support Chinese Earthquake Relief Efforts

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    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 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) in support of relief efforts in the region, reports CRIENGLISH.com. Apple has also updated its Chinese home page to acknowledge the disaster.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has also sent an email to company employees, shared by 9to5Mac, in which he expresses "deepest sympathies" to those affected and mentions Apple presence in the region and commitment to help.
    Apple made a similar but larger donation in support of relief efforts following another earthquake in China last year, and the company has committed to charity support on a number of other occasions, including facilitating donations from iTunes Store users following such disasters as Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and Super Typhoon Haiyan last year.

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    our deepest sympathies....and....... wanna buy a phone?
     
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    Give money, but move manufacturing jobs back to America.
     
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    Easier said than done.
     
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    First post in and already a cynical comment. Sigh.
     
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    They'd love to, if American companies/workers could be nearly as nimble and flexible to their needs.

    How much faster do you think they could have gotten the Mac Pro deployed had it been manufactured in Asia?
     
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    Let's see if Samsung copies, er matches, Apple's donation.
     
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    Godd to see Tim avoid the notorious Red Cross Society of China and give some money to an international organization.
     
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    Couldn't they add a zero after the one? 1.6 Million is like petty cash for Apple. They probably make that back in a minute.
     
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    Bless those who despise you

    It goes to show how compassionate Apple is, even to those whose government allows blatant coping of products and according to recent rumors have blocked purchase of Apple products with public funds.

    Let's hope that the money came from the offshore coffers or that the onshore tax benefits justify using onshore funds.
     
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    Good for Apple for being a bigger personality than the China government. Their own government probably care less about the people than Apple.

    And before anyone make a smart ass remark about how 1.6 million is just a drop in Apple bucket, consider how much are you donating.
     
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    Can't be absolutely sure with out the tones or characters, but longtoushan = Dragon Head Mountain. Pretty cool name.
     
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    Smart move with the recent rumblings in China. Who says these guys haven't got the right stuff.
     
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    This is the same guy that would complain why his American-made iPhone costs $999 instead of the $849 it used to cost.
     
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    Maybe they are counting on others to follow their example but $1.6 million does not seem like a lot...

     
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    Knowing Apple, I'm wondering if this is actually £1.6 million in iTunes credit :D
     
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    And if they donated 10.6M someone would say it should be 100.6M. How much have you donated?
     
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    Maybe but it's a lot more than $0.
     
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    Yeah, but don't forget who makes most of Apples hardware.
     
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    I reckon it's about 25 seconds worth of Apple's annual Profit
     
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    I almost smashed my phone with your bug running around! Thanks!
    Good for Apple to help! Help is help! Not for me to say how much! At least they helped!
     
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    Thanks for providing a reasoned, common sense post. Lest we forget, China's government is not exactly poor...
     
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    And put the already poverty stricken working population out of a job? Yeah that will sure help...
     

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