In the context of the global health crisis, some of Apple’s technology and data will be used by some agencies to track the reopening of the U.S. economy,media reported. CNN, for example, has created a tool to visualize the spread of the virus in the United States by tracking the reopening and closing of Apple’s official retail stores.
Apple closed all its stores in the U.S. in March, and in mid-June, the company began to reopen its stores cautiously. But since then, Apple has closed at least 77 previously reopened stores as the U.S. has seen a second surge in confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia.
As CNN points out, its data map could provide another window into the ongoing health crisis and the state of the nation’s economy.
CNBC, another news outlet, has begun using Apple’s Mobility Trend Reports to track how often people travel during the new coronavirus.
The number of requests for users to use Apple Maps to navigate has slowed since the second surge in new crown cases in the United States, according to the media.
Also in early July, oil traders were using data from Apple Mobility Trends to predict a recovery in fuel demand during the new crown-and-pneumonia blockade, according to a report. But perhaps to their disappointment, the data is based on search information rather than the number of miles traveled.