Apple donates $1 million to help Chinese flood victims

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Tim Cook meeting with China's vice premier.
Tim Cook meeting with China's vice premier.
Photo: Apple

Apple has donated $1 million to the efforts of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), following China’s worst flood in years.

“Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River,” Tim Cook wrote in a note on Chinese social networking site Weibo, which he first joined back in May 2015.

Apple helps fund Ireland’s ocean energy initiative with €1m

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Apple wants to see a new wave of renewable energy research.
Photo: Graham Cook/Flickr CC

Apple is working with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to fund research toward ocean energy with a whopping €1 million, or approximately $1,072,662. The fund would commence in 2016 and donate €250,000 every year for four years.

Buddhist temple refuses man’s iPhone 6 donation

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Who does this, really? Photo: SCMP
Who does this, really? Photo: SCMP

It was recently Chinese New Year, and to celebrate, thousands of people flocked to a well-known Buddhist temple in the country’s Guangdong province to make offerings.

One Apple super-fan apparently decided to eschew cash donations for something far more valuable, however: his new iPhone 6 Plus.

A shot of the man depositing the super-sized Apple smartphone in the temple’s donation box was featured in Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post. The saddest part? His generous offering was rejected.