In the last few days, Apple has announced it’s reaction to Covid-19. Yesterday there was an announcement that WWDC will be online-only this year. I’ll miss not seeing my Apple community friends, but I also think this is the right move. I had to smile a bit at the announcement. There was no mention of Covid-19 and instead all talk about how awesome it will be online. Part of me wonders if this isn’t a test to see if all future WWDC’s will be online-only.
Today the other penny dropped. Apple is closing all of its retail stores outside of China until March 27. They are paying their hourly employees while things are down, moving their offices workers to remote work if possible, and they’ve donated $15M to the fight against Covid-19.
Good on Apple.