Apple has been at the forefront of pandemic relief efforts by donating resources like masks, shields, financial support around the world, and more. Now, CEO Tim Cook appeared on the BBC and shared that Apple is making another big contribution to the network’s entertainment relief event “The Big Night In.”
We’ve previously highlighted some of the ways Apple has used its resources to offer some really impactful donations:
Apple has been contributing to coronavirus relief efforts in some big ways like donating over 20M masks, producing face shields, donating money, allowing Apple Card customers to skip payments, and more.
Last week Tim Cook also joined the California governor’s business task force to help guide the state through the pandemic. And earlier today, Apple announced it would be giving its retail partners in India two months of financial support.
Now Cook has participated in the BBC’s coronavirus relief event that’s currently raising funds and features a variety of talented entertainers, celebrities, and musicians and mentioned that Apple is making a significant contribution.
@tim_cook just on tv in the UK for the @bbc #BigNightIn . Said Apple was making a significant contribution to the #BigNightIn fund raising event. Raising money fir those effected by #COVID19 @reneritchie @StephenWarwick9 @9to5mac pic.twitter.com/sdBQjQ0WQ1
— Shaun Jenks 🇬🇧📱⌚️💻📸✈️ (@Shaunjenks) April 23, 2020
The event is live now at the time of writing and you can watch on BBC One or iPlayer.
Here’s the lineup of of “The Big Night In”:
Miranda Hart and the cast of Miranda in self-isolation
The Vicar of Dibley’s Lockdown Sermon
Dave Grohl and friends with the TV premier of a new BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge version of Times Like These
Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon in the Trip
Catherine Tate and David Tennant – Lauren the ‘Am I Bovvered’ teenager gets home-schooled
Matt Lucas and his ‘Baked Potato’ song with music from the BBC Orchestra
Sam Smith singing Lay Me Down
Celeste covering Lean On Me
Jack Whitehall in Bad Education with Matthew Horne and heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua
People Just Do Nothing
EastEnders Queen Vic virtual pub quiz hosted by Ian Beale
Peter Kay and the British Public remake of ‘Amarillo’
Strictly Come Dancing choreography routine w Tess and Claudia
Romesh Ranganathan’s Isolation Diary
Joe Wicks Exercise Secrets
Stand-up at home from Jason Mamford, Rosie Jones, Tez Ilyas, Dane Baptiste, Russell Kane, The Lost Voice Guy, Nish Kumar and more
Gary Barlow is joined by friends including Liam Payne, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Freya Ridings, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Gregory Porter and more performing ’Sing’
…and Mary Berry, Little Mix and MANY other special guests.
Phew! Make sure you tune for all of this and more!