Apple has developed a COVID-19 mask for its retail employees

Forget the iPhone 12, Apple’s hottest new product is a face mask.

The iPhone maker has reportedly created its first face mask designed in-house, and is beginning to send them out to corporate and retail workers as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The Apple Face Mask, as it has been dubbed, was developed by the same design teams that work on the iPhone and iPad, Bloomberg reports. The triple-layer mask includes “large coverings on the top and bottom for the wearer’s nose and chin,” as well as adjustable straps for comfort.

Apple told Bloomberg that it was careful when researching materials to not disrupt medical professionals’ access to personal protective equipment.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has also developed a face covering called the ClearMask, which is fully transparent. The mask is meant to leave the mouth visible to make communication easier for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Apple store employees currently use standard issue masks, but will begin to receive the Apple Face Mask in the coming weeks.

Customers who visit Apple Store locations will still receive basic surgical masks, and are required to have their temperature taken upon arrival.

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