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Tech giant, Apple, is known for designing Macbooks, iPhones, iPads and iPods. Now the California-based company, founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in 1976, can add face masks to their collection.

The Apple Face Mask has been designed by the same engineering department that designed the above-mentioned international best-sellers.

Fortune Magazine reports that Apple told staff that the Face Mask was developed by the Engineering and Industrial Design teams, the same groups that work on devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

"It is made up of three layers to filter incoming and outgoing particles. It can be washed and reused as many as five times", the company told employees.

The mask covers a person's nose and chin a lot, and offers adjustable strings to fit around a person's ears.

While the Face Mask will be distributed among Apple's employees, including retail employees, it has also designed a face mask aimed at assisting the deaf community.

In April, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced that the company has donated 30 million face masks to healthcare workers in the United States.

9to5MAC reports that the Clear Mask will allow someone who is deaf or hard of hearing to be able to lipread what an employee is saying. The new masks will start being sent out to Apple's corporate and retail employees over the next few weeks.

The Apple Clear Mask has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration – the first of its kind to achieve this.

Image credits: MacRumours and AppleInsider

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