Amidst the Global havoc of Coronavirus, Apple appears to have registered the domain name AppleCoronaVirus.com. The registration happened last Friday, the same day Apple joined hands with Google to fight the deadly virus with the launch of a decentralized tracing tool.
A check to the domain’s WhoIs record points to name servers under Apple’s control although the URL doesn’t go to an actual website, reports appleinsider.com. Apple probably registered the name to prevent its misuse. There also has been a huge surge online with Coronavirus related apps and websites. Apple registered the name also with the intention to probably use it as an umbrella place for all such apps and websites.
On the same day it also joined hands with Google to fight the global pandemic. Together, they launched a Bluetooth based tracing tool that tells if a person has come in contact with a Coronavirus affected person. The tool is available on the latest version of iOS 13 and on Android 6.0 and newer Android versions. This is similar to the ones developed at MIT and Indian Government’s Aarogya Setu App.