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  • Apple Donates $8 Million for Earthquake Relief in China


    Apple on Monday pledged to offer financial assistance to the Chinese following a deadly weekend earthquake in the city of Ya'an, China.

    This morning, Apple issued a statement of support to the Chinese people:

    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.
    Apple has reportedly pledged $8 million in recovery efforts, which will be ongoing for quite some time. The 7.0. quake took place on Saturday, killing close to 200 people (as of this writing) with thousands of other citizens injured or missing.

    Apple has also launched a memorial image for the victims on the homepage of its Chinese website.

    Similarly, Apple's biggest tech rival Samsung pledged its support to the Chinese, with Samsung China president Zhang Yuanji saying that “Samsung China is always with the Chinese people through thick and thin, to tide over the difficulties.”

    Sources: Apple, National Geographic
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Donates $8 Million for Earthquake Relief in China started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. tha1youshouldfear's Avatar
      tha1youshouldfear -
      $8 Million! WOAH! Don't spend everything you found under the couch at the Apple Headquarters!
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha1youshouldfear View Post
      $8 Million! WOAH! Don't spend everything you found under the couch at the Apple Headquarters!
      Lol
    1. 8lias's Avatar
      8lias -
      $8 mil may seem small compares to the billions in the bank but $8 mil is a lot more than nothing.
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha1youshouldfear View Post
      $8 Million! WOAH! Don't spend everything you found under the couch at the Apple Headquarters!
      instead you tell that why you not donate U$ 1.00 is more than nothing.....
    1. tha1youshouldfear's Avatar
      tha1youshouldfear -
      Well gee lets ask Bill Gates how much he donates in charity and relief every year... Apple would go out of business.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha1youshouldfear View Post
      $8 Million! WOAH! Don't spend everything you found under the couch at the Apple Headquarters!
      Would you prefer they don't donate anything at all? How much have you yourself donated?
    1. nicrfe's Avatar
      nicrfe -
      Donate, yea sure. This is how business works in china. They need money. You have it. You pay up. Or you will find it hard to continue to do business in china. This will help apple win favor in future patient lawsuits, get permits approved, etc. this is not a donation it's a bribe.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      I see nothing wrong with this. Have any of YOU donated to a relief? how about ....ummmmm...idk...say the Sandy Storm relief?; i did, i donated as much as i could financially. The fact that they donated that show's something. Now did Bill Donate? probally not, to busy trying to Fix Windows 8 so that when 9 comes out, it's a little LESS crappy, hence their failed experiment the Surface...lol
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha1youshouldfear View Post
      Well gee lets ask Bill Gates how much he donates in charity and relief every year... Apple would go out of business.
      Apple has between $150 and $200 BILLION in CASH RESERVES. That's not including stocks, they have that in cash. Yeah... I think they're doing okay
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Great job Apple I hope things get back to normal quickly for everyone over there!
    1. nmoreman's Avatar
      nmoreman -
      It just seems like the trolls are out on this, complaining about the amount and judging intentions.

      It's a humanitarian response to a disaster. And unbelievable nasty responses are unacceptable. It is not our purpose to judge, we should be grateful that large corporations help when they can, not judge the amount or reasons

      How much have you people given to tis or other needy situations? Tell us and I'm sure you can get some of these same responses on your generosity, or lack of
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Very commendable but why. Perhaps it's because China will make them more money. There are other disasters that also need help but I suppose they're not such a financial interest. A synical but logical view!
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      There was an earthquake?
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nmoreman View Post
      it just seems like the trolls are out on this, complaining about the amount and judging intentions.

      It's a humanitarian response to a disaster. And unbelievable nasty responses are unacceptable. It is not our purpose to judge, we should be grateful that large corporations help when they can, not judge the amount or reasons

      how much have you people given to tis or other needy situations? Tell us and i'm sure you can get some of these same responses on your generosity, or lack of
      exactly!!!