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.

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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
115 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
115 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
115 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
115 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
115 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
115 months ago
Damn, increased wages and increased discounts, good time to be an Apple Employee.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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