Starting this June, Apple employees who have been working at the company for longer than 90 days will be able to buy a Mac and / or an iPad at a considerable discount, CEO Tim Cook has confirmed.
After reporting the stellar financial results for Q1 2012, Apple’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook, scheduled a meeting yesterday in the Town Hall auditorium on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA.
Apple employees received the notice via email. Cook’s message suggested that staffers could either attend in person, or via the company’s web portal.
Addressing the entire Apple organization, Cook said “Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we’re off to a great start in 2012. Last week in New York we launched a groundbreaking initiative for education with iBooks textbooks, and today we reported the strongest quarter in Apple’s history.”
“Please join me tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in Town Hall. We’ll review our record-setting results and discuss some exciting new things going on at Apple,” he added. “The meeting will be broadcast live to many sites in Cupertino and other Apple locations. Please check AppleWeb for details.”
The meeting yielded one particularly interesting announcement, according to people familiar with the matter.
Specifically, Cook confirmed that starting this June, people who have worked at Apple longer than three months will be able to purchase a new Macintosh computer or iPad tablet at a discount, and a substantial one at that.
Staffers will purchase their next Mac $500 cheaper, and the iPads will have $250 slashed off their price tags for Apple employees. Not too shabby, but the deal is only valid once every three years for every guy or gal on Apple’s payroll.
At the moment, all Apple employees have a 25% discount on Macintosh computers.
Apple is widely expected to unveil a new iPad in the coming months, and at least one of the many Macs Apple produces (MacBook Pro / Air / Mac Pro) will be refreshed by summer. This gives staffers the perfect opportunity to get the newest stuff at a huge discount.