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Apple Expands Partnership With (RED) to Combat HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

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This World AIDS Day, Apple has announced an expanded partnership with (RED) to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa while simultaneously protecting those communities from COVID-19.

Apple says it will direct 100 percent of eligible proceeds from (PRODUCT)RED purchases to the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response to help provide services and treatment to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

In 2006, Apple joined (RED)'s mission to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last 14 years, Apple's partnership with (RED) has led to almost $250 million in donations for the Global Fund's HIV/AIDS programs that offer prevention, testing, and counseling services. Since 2006, Apple-supported grants have provided over 10.8 million people with care and support services, helped with distribution of more than 167 million HIV tests, and provided 13.8 million people with ongoing access to life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

This year, communities around the world are grappling with HIV/AIDS as they also work to respond and protect against COVID-19, particularly for vulnerable populations. COVID-19 has created challenges in accessing care, diagnostics, and supplies, often disrupting crucial HIV/AIDS programs. To alleviate these challenges and ensure continuity in life-saving HIV/AIDS services, Apple's contributions were redirected to the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response at the onset of the pandemic earlier this year. Thanks in part to support from Apple and Apple customers, the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response has been able to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on the communities most affected by HIV/AIDS and provide critical support in health systems threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apple has a wide range of new (PRODUCT)RED devices and accessories available this holiday season, including iPhone 12 (PRODUCT)RED, iPhone 12 mini (PRODUCT)RED, and Apple Watch Series 6 (PRODUCT)RED.

Through June 30, 2021, Apple says it will direct all eligible proceeds from these purchases to the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response. In addition, through December 7, Apple is donating $1 for every purchase made with Apple Pay on apple.com, in the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store to the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response.

The World AIDS Day collection in the Apple TV app lets viewers explore stories that reveal the human cost of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

To raise visibility for World AIDS Day and the ongoing effort to eradicate HIV/AIDS, hundreds of Apple stores are marking the day with red logos or window displays. Meanwhile, on Apple Music, listeners can tune into the debut of "Jaiye" ("Time of Our Lives") by Nigerian musician LADIPOE, remixed by DJ Sigag and Aluna — the first single off "DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III." Users can also listen to the interview with LADIPOE, Aluna, and Don Jazzy on The Ebro Show on Apple Music 1, or check out curated music and more in a special Apple Music feature.

In the Apple TV app, Apple is also running a World AIDS Day collection in the Watch Now tab that explores stories that reveal the human cost of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Elsewhere, the App Store is highlighting Medisafe (MediSafe), an app that helps users manage their medications, and OkaySo (Tincan Labs), which provides an anonymous place for people to ask sensitive health questions and get expert answers.

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CasparAremi

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Just had a look at what is in the Watch Now tab on the UK version of the Apple TV app. I've wanted to rewatch Normal Heart for a while, so clicked into it and... it's not available to buy or stream. You can add it to Up Next but all you get is the episode information, no ability to watch it anywhere. Seems a bit sloppy, as if they've just copied what's been selected for the US store. Normally the UK editors customise the selection. (It has the same as what's in the screenshot above, but we also have the UK version of Queer as Folk, which I imagine isn't in the US selection? I'm also struggling to remember it having a major HIV plotline but it's been a while since I watched it).

For comparison, in the UK we have:
Angels in America, Dallas Buyers Club, The Lazarus Effect, Pose, Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, How to Survive a Plague, We Were Here, The Normal Heart, Queer as Folk, Philadelphia
 
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Jony Ive and Co.

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Just look at how Apple changes the Product Red color shades every year.... *sigh*. There should be consistency if the material (i.e. glass (and Apple didnt switch to frosted matte glass for the base iPhones)) are the same

I think the iPhone 11 red shade is best, the 12 red shade just looks comical and like a toy
 
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x-evil-x

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they needed a pro max 12 in product red this year. They might have issues with the stainless band? or frosted red glass?
 
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Just had a look at what is in the Watch Now tab on the UK version of the Apple TV app. I've wanted to rewatch Normal Heart for a while, so clicked into it and... it's not available to buy or stream. You can add it to Up Next but all you get is the episode information, no ability to watch it anywhere. Seems a bit sloppy, as if they've just copied what's been selected for the US store. Normally the UK editors customise the selection. (It has the same as what's in the screenshot above, but we also have the UK version of Queer as Folk, which I imagine isn't in the US selection? I'm also struggling to remember it having a major HIV plotline but it's been a while since I watched it).

For comparison, in the UK we have:
Angels in America, Dallas Buyers Club, The Lazarus Effect, Pose, Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, How to Survive a Plague, We Were Here, The Normal Heart, Queer as Folk, Philadelphia

Did you mean to post this in another thread?
 
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JosephAW

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Where’s the fervor by Dr. Anthony Fauci to cure this virus as he is with COVID? No warp speed for other viruses. Hopefully the deregulations implemented by the current administration to speed up this vaccine they do the same and will speed up vaccines for other viruses. :rolleyes:
 
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citysnaps

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Where’s the fervor by Dr. Anthony Fauci to cure this virus as he is with COVID? No warp speed for other viruses. Hopefully the deregulations implemented by the current administration to speed up this vaccine they do the same and will speed up vaccines for other viruses. :rolleyes:

Is HIV/AIDS tanking the United States and other economies? And is it imposing extremely adverse consequences on hospitals (and nurses and doctors) being able to treat patients? How about causing school closures?
 
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SBlue1

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I just hope Apple is happy because they made product RED look PINK! That's why for the first time I got the color blue over red! I wanted to help out!:rolleyes:

you can still donate a few bucks
 
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ericwn

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Just had a look at what is in the Watch Now tab on the UK version of the Apple TV app. I've wanted to rewatch Normal Heart for a while, so clicked into it and... it's not available to buy or stream. You can add it to Up Next but all you get is the episode information, no ability to watch it anywhere. Seems a bit sloppy, as if they've just copied what's been selected for the US store. Normally the UK editors customise the selection. (It has the same as what's in the screenshot above, but we also have the UK version of Queer as Folk, which I imagine isn't in the US selection? I'm also struggling to remember it having a major HIV plotline but it's been a while since I watched it).

For comparison, in the UK we have:
Angels in America, Dallas Buyers Club, The Lazarus Effect, Pose, Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, How to Survive a Plague, We Were Here, The Normal Heart, Queer as Folk, Philadelphia

Not sure you’re posting in the right thread.
 
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Will do good

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Shouldn't stop COVID will be much easier? Wear a mask?
Does that need to included in the RED product line up?
 
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guzhogi

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On Reddit, people complain about how "little" Apps is donating. Yeah sure, Apple's market share is about $2 trillion, and the total amount donated is some minuscule percentage, less than 0.1% of that $2 trillion. But so what? It's something. The people who complain about the percentage have probably donated an even smaller percentage of their own net worth. Plus, people seem to forget the rule of large numbers. Even 0.0001% of $2 trillion is still $2 million. That's still a heck of a lot of money!

And FWIW, yes, I have donated to (RED).
 
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