Apple to Give Employees $500 Off Macs and $250 Off iPads
According to 9to5Mac, during today's town hall meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that they would get $500 off Macs and $250 iPads.
The new discount program starts in June 2012, and can only be used once every 3 years. Employees also need to have been working at Apple for at least 90 days. The discount is reportedly for both corporate and retail employees. The discount is said to exclude the Mac mini.
Apple employees presently are allowed a one-a-year 25% discount on Apple systems. One report even claims that this discount will remain in place alongside the new discounts.
In 2007, shortly after the original iPhone's launch, Apple had announced a similar perk for employees. At that time, Steve Jobs announced that all full time and part time Apple employees would receive an 8GB iPhone.
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Are you serious?
I don't think anyone in their right mind would begrudge paying for a product a member of staff is getting at a discount. :confused:
My goodness. MacRumour members are on top form today :rolleyes:
Side note, this discount is an *additional* $500 off every three years. They still get the 25% off once a year.
You should try to rescue the exploited workers. I suggest carrying them out on your shoulder one-by-one, and bring the media.
Well they are Foxconn employees, so why would they get an Apple employee discount?