Apple Has Heart, Discounts Macs, iPads For Employees
It's not often you see any sort of discount or sale price on Apple products unless it's $20 off an iPad during the holiday season, or a free iPhone 4 with new contract signing. Since Apple's historical earnings call this week however, Apple CEO Tim Cook is making the staff feel much better about their hard work over the past few months. Apple sold an amazingly huge amount of 37 million iPhones in Q4 of 2011, of which 89% of them were the latest iPhone 4S. Things are going pretty good for Apple right now, so why not share the love with those who made this all possible...the employees. He's giving them big discounts on Apple hardware, specifically $500 off the price of a Mac, and $250 off the price of an iPad. Those are discounts we wish we would see for older models any given day of the week!
Apple has been on a campaign lately to give them selves a good name, not just for great products and innovation, but also for having a heart for it's staff and everyone assciated with Apple all the way down the line. There have been articles published recently highlighting some of the bad working conditions of Apple's partners who manufacture parts seen in many of their products like the iPad and iPhone. These articles have forced Tim Cook to speak to the Apple staff about it, stating the following;
We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know betterthan anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It’s not who we are.
It is good to see that Apple is paying attention to all the thousands of people who have helped them grow to the 2nd largest company in the U.S., and the most profitable technology compay in history based from their last quarter results. If you've been waiting to get your hands on some Apple hardware at a discounted price, I guess you'll just have to move to Cupertino and work for Apple. They are obviously on the up and up.
Source - 9to5mac