I agree with you, except on the same point that +Nihad Eminović
When people are in terrible times of need, a gift of $2.50 from a person can mean the difference between eating that day or not. Or dying of dehydration or not in climates like the one where I live.
But, as you pointed out, Apple isn't a private person, they are a gigantic
corporation. They aren't giving some of what could be their last few dollars, they are giving a meager amount that they will literally recoup almost instantly.
Still.... I'm sure their donation, and the efforts they made to collect donations from their users went to help many many people. But it doesn't suddenly make them, as a company, all super charitable and wonderful.