Apple Donates $8 Million to Help Chinese Earthquake Victims

Posted April 22, 2013 at 6:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 3680 views

Apple has pledged to donate RMB 50 million ($8 million USD) to help victims of an earthquake in the Sichuan province of China, reports TechinAsia.

The quake occurred at 08:02 Beijing Time on April 20, 2013. The epicenter was located in Lushan County, Ya'an, Sichuan. It's now estimated that over 200 people have died and over 10,000 are injured.

Apple released a statement saying:

At this difficult time, our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Aside from the cash donation to help the affected people to tide over their difficulties, we are committed to providing new Apple devices to schools in the disaster area, and Apple employees in the locality are on stand-by at any time to help.

Samsung has also pledged to donate RMB 60 million ($9.63 million USD) saying, “Samsung China is always with the Chinese people through thick and thin, to tide over the difficulties.”

Apple has updated its Apple.cn homepage to recognize the tragedy as can be seen in the image below...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-2 ... donations/ new=true]Read More[/url] [via MacRumors] [via Tzvi]


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6italia0 - April 22, 2013 at 8:04pm
What's that? Earthquake in china? How far from the factory was it? Ok we will send we will send some pocket change, just make sure all the potential slaves are ok
6italia0 - April 22, 2013 at 8:01pm
Apple didn't donate out of generosity, but rather they don't want to lose millions in cheap (almost free) labor.
Milkman - April 22, 2013 at 8:51pm
On the money. LOL
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