Back in January Tim Cook announced that a new Mac and iPad discount program for Apple employees would launch in late June this year. Now, it seems the CEO has made good on his promise, with major subsidies for the company’s workers being offered as of today.
The new discount program entitles Apple employees to purchase Macs (except the Mac mini and Retina display MacBook Pro) at a US$500 discount and iPads for US$250 less than retail pricing, when bought through Apple’s internal employee portal. The new offer come on top of an existing 25 percent discount.
Apple employees can use their discount every three years, having been employed at the company for a minimum of three months. Pricing for Australian employee discounts has not yet been confirmed.
It’s also been reported that Apple will raise its retail wages for workers this month, ahead of its expected September schedule. 9to5 Mac reports that in the US a number of employees have already received raises, some as high as 30 percent more than current salaries. All pay increases are reportedly determined on store and individual performances.