Apple Launches Improved Employee Hardware Discount Program for Mac and iPad

Back in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that the company would begin a new hardware discount program in June, offering employees $500 off a Mac (excluding the Mac mini) or $250 off an iPad.

In line with that schedule, 9to5Mac reports that the new program has now gone live. As had been previously claimed, the discount is available to employees who have worked at Apple for at least 90 days, can be used once every three years, and can be stacked upon existing 25% employee discounts on hardware.

apple retail staff overhead
Unfortunately for those Apple employees looking to apply the discount to the new Retina MacBook Pro, the model is not included in the program and is not even available through the employee purchasing portal. This is typical for new Apple products, and with supplies remaining tight for consumers it may be some time before availability loosens up enough for Apple to add it to the employee purchasing program.

The enhanced hardware purchase program comes as Apple's retail store staff has begun seeing salary increases of as much as 25% depending on market and performance. Those raises are set to go into effect in mid-July.

Top Rated Comments

Daalseth Avatar
123 months ago
"Unfortunately for those Apple employees looking to apply the discount to the new Retina MacBook Pro, the model is not included in the program ..."

That's just lame.
Apple is nowhere without their employees so everything should be included. :(

Not having enough stock is just BS.
No it's completely understandable. I just checked the AppleStore and they are out to 3-4 weeks delivery. That means that they can't keep up with demand. It makes perfect sense they would hold off opening it to Employees for a month or two until the surge passes. The employee discount will still be there.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drewc1138 Avatar
123 months ago
So does that mean that employees could get an iPad 2 for $50? That's a sweet deal.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
awer25 Avatar
123 months ago
Seeking friend. Requirements: Works at Apple and hasn't yet used $500 or 25% discount. PM me if interested ;)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jessea Avatar
123 months ago

Thats just lame.
Apple is nowhere without their employees so everything should be included. :(

Not having enough stock is just BS.

But Apple is really nowhere without their customers. :)

They're doing the smart move: serve customers first, then serve employees after stock is consistently available.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bunkyoh1 Avatar
123 months ago
iPad 2 = $399

iPad staff discount = $250

399 - 250 is not $50 the last time I checked....





I knew they should have put the calculator app on the iPad ;) :p

399*.75-250=$49.25

I knew the public education system was failing ;)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
baller1308 Avatar
123 months ago
Damn, increased wages and increased discounts, good time to be an Apple Employee.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

Mac Notebook Upgrade Program

Apple Introduces New MacBook Upgrade Program for Business Partners

Monday November 29, 2021 7:38 am PST by
In association with CIT as the financing partner, Apple has launched a new Mac Upgrade Program for small businesses and Apple business partners that allow companies to easily distribute and upgrade their fleets of MacBooks at an affordable price to all of their workers. As outlined on CIT's website, shared by Max Weinbach, Apple Business Partners can distribute the 13-inch MacBook Pro,...
General cyber monday 20 sale feature

Best Cyber Monday Deals for AirPods, Apple Pencil, iMac, More

Monday November 29, 2021 4:19 am PST by
With Black Friday over, Cyber Monday 2021 is now in full swing and you can find many of the same sales as last week on Apple products like AirPods, Apple Pencil, and iPad Pro. In this article we're focusing on the best Cyber Monday discounts on Apple products like these and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we...
2017 apple tv

Cyber Monday: Original Apple TV 4K Drops to $99.99 for Amazon Prime Members

Monday November 29, 2021 12:01 pm PST by
We've been tracking Apple product and accessory deals for Cyber Monday 2021 today, and now Woot is offering a solid discount on the previous generation 32GB Apple TV 4K. You can get this device in new condition for just $99.99 if you're an Amazon Prime member. Note that this sale will last for one day only. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a...
iphone holiday

Best Black Friday iPhone Deals Still Available

Friday November 26, 2021 4:58 am PST by
Cellular carriers have always offered big savings on the newest iPhone models during the holidays, and Black Friday 2021 sales have now carried over into Cyber Monday as well. Right now we're tracking notable offers on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro devices from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. For even more savings, keep an eye on older models like iPhone SE. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate...
General cyber monday 20 sale feature 2

Best Cyber Monday Apple Accessory Deals Available Today

Monday November 29, 2021 6:41 am PST by
We started sharing deals on Apple products for Cyber Monday 2021 earlier today, and now we're tracking deals and bargains available from all of the best Apple accessory companies. Similar to Black Friday, you can expect Cyber Monday savings from Twelve South, Nomad, Belkin, Casetify, and many more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and...
iPhone SE Cosmopolitan Clean

New iPhone SE Reportedly on Track for Release in First Quarter of 2022

Tuesday November 30, 2021 8:08 am PST by
Apple plans to release a third-generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2022, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. If this timeframe proves to be accurate, we can expect the device to be released by the end of March. As previously rumored, TrendForce said the new iPhone SE will remain a mid-range smartphone with added support for 5G:In terms of product development, Apple is...