Two days ago we reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook had sent out an email to Apple employees. In it, he congratulated them on the success of the company’s first fiscal quarter. He also requested that they all report to a Town Hall meeting the next day to discuss “exciting new things.” Well, it seems that those new things turned out to be new employee benefits. Apple is showing their love for the team that is trying their best to make the company one of the wealthiest in the world.
Cook announced that come June 2012, Apple employees will be given $500 discounts on purchases of any new Macs (excluding the Mac mini, of course) and $250 discounts on purchases of new iPads. Of course, with Apple comes a catch. The benefit can only be used every three years and the employee must have been working for Apple for at least 90 days. However, being that employees currently have a 25 percent discount on Macs, the $500 benefit is definitely an upgrade. They’ll just have to plan out their upgrade path wisely. You don’t want to spend it all in one place.