Apple Honors America’s Veterans

Apple Honors America’s Veterans

It’s Veteran’s Day in the United States, and Apple is honoring the country’s veterans.

Today and throughout the year, Apple recognizes the immense sacrifices of veterans and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Apple is proud to spotlight veterans’ stories, legacies, and communities — and to honor and support those who serve.

Apple and its employees are supporting veterans organizations that are giving back to the community, including non-profits like Team Rubicon.

Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans to continue their service to their country and community, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises, including COVID-19. With a donation to Team Rubicon, Apple is helping mobilize the organization’s Greyshirt volunteers who are engaged in hurricane recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast. Apple is also hosting its own volunteer training so that veterans and other employees at Apple are prepared to join the ranks of Team Rubicon’s Greyshirt first responders for deployment at disaster sites.

Apple recently teamed up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase veterans’ access to virtual care benefits with the iPad. This VA iPad program provides qualifying veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services and currently helps more than 80,000 veterans across the country connect to VA health care services virtually.

Last year,  a new program began, allowing veterans across the nation and surrounding territories who receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration to use the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone to view a comprehensive picture of their health, including information from multiple providers.

Today only, Apple Watch users in the US can earn a special limited edition Activity award and animated stickers in honor of Veterans Day. To participate, just record any workout of 11 minutes or more.

On the App Store, users can learn more about Team RWB (Team Red, White & Blue), an app that brings veterans together through fitness events and community service. The App Store also features a collection of apps that lend a hand to those serving in the military.

Apple is also providing up to a four-month free trial of Apple Music for veterans who sign up for the service anytime in November. Additionally, current and veteran members of the US Military, National Guard, and Reserve are eligible for special pricing on Apple products and accessories throughout the year with Apple’s Veterans and Military Purchase Program.

The Apple TV app features a Military Stories collection surfacing movies and shows that tell the rich stories of those who have served. Apple Books also presents the Saluting our Veterans collection to help readers discover stories with powerful themes ranging from experiences of war to the transition back to civilian life.