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 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