Apple Offers Employees Deep Discounts on HomePod, Beats Headphones and More

Apple is offering employees significant discounts on products that include the HomePod and Beats headphones, according to details on the deals shared by MacGeneration and 9to5Mac.

HomePod on shelf
Apple is said to be clearing stock of Beats headphones and HomePods, providing them to employees through an internal deals program. The HomePod is available at a 50 percent discount, dropping the price to $149.50, while Beats are also available at a reduced price.

There's no confirmed word on why Apple is offering HomePods and Beats headphones to employees at a discount, but in the case of the HomePod, there are rumors that Apple is working on a new lower-cost model that could come out at some point this year.

Apple may also simply have excess HomePod and Beats stock due to reduced sales or a miscalculation in production.

Apple has offered similar deep discounts on products to employees a few times in the past, and provides smaller discounts on all of its products for employees who want to make a purchase through an employee store.

Update: An employee has shared additional information on discounts with MacRumors. Along with the HomePod and Beats headphones, Apple employees can also buy Apple Watch Series 4 Hermès at prices starting at $749, and Apple Watch bands at a major discount, with some Sport Loops and Sport Bands available for just $19.60.

Multiple refurbished Mac options are further discounted for employees, and the discounted Beats lineup includes the Solo Pro, Studio3 Wireless, BeatsX, Powerbeats Pro, and more. The Beats headphones are discounted by up to 40 percent.

Top Rated Comments

Vol Braakzakje Avatar
31 months ago
I’d buy a HomePod for that price!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LessO2 Avatar
31 months ago

I need to befriend an employee to get me another pair for the bedroom.
Another pair of friends or HomePods?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kagharaht Avatar
31 months ago
Have to admit the sound this thing produces is really good for its size.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SantaFeNM Avatar
31 months ago
Maybe part of the reason is for morale. It gives employees working from home a bit of a boost by listening to music and enjoying one of their company's products.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
currentinterest Avatar
31 months ago
Likely a combination of issues, employee morale, depressed sales, new version on the way. They are currently available for about $200. I own 5, and love them.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
31 months ago

Have to admit the sound this thing produces is really good for its size.
Crazy good sound. Even in stores like Best Buy, where they demo HomePods, and ceilings that are probably 50 feet in height, you can hear the clarity the HomePod across from the store. That really says something impressive in terms of what is able to produce.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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