An automatic push notification sent to you as a COVID19 reminder.
Apple has started to join the coronavirus pandemic initiatives by alerting users of self-isolation guidance for international travelers if they were at the airport.
A Twitter user named Kyle Seth Gray tweeted a screenshot from his iPhone receiving an alert after being at an airport. The screenshot showed a notification is targeted geo-location-based alerts, rather than any personal details about international travel. This also entails that Apple is now part of the COVID 19 guidelines initiatives for all their iOs users.
The CDC guidance advises and suggesting recent travelers to check on their health by taking their temperature with a thermometer twice a day to check for fever. The notification also pushes the traveler to stay at home and avoid contact with others as much as possible. The information also proposes not to take public transport, and to stay 2 meters for social distancing.
Aside from this initiative, Apple Maps started displaying COVID-19 testing locations in April.
The notification appears not to all Apple Maps users, but only for those who have traveled internationally, perhaps visited the airport. This is likely using on-device intelligence because of Apple’s stringent privacy-preserving approach to its features.
Apple has also released mobility trends data based on accumulated routing requests that showed the extent to which people stopped moving around during the pandemic lockdowns.