Did you get the memo about the cheap Apple Watch? Me neither, but that’s probably because neither you nor work at Apple. That said, if you want a cheap Apple Watch — think up to 50 percent off cheap — your best bet is to get a job at Apple.
In an email memo to employees, Tim Cook announced his plan to allow all of them, from managers to retail clock punchers to purchase cheap Apple Watches. Of course, he never the “C” word and low-cost is in the eye of the beholder, though up to 50 percent is generous.
“Our products enrich people’s lives like no others, and we think Apple Watch is going to delight our customers in ways people can’t yet imagine,” said Apple’s CEO. “We want you to share in that experience right alongside them.”
The 50 percent discount applies to the lower cost Sports (from $349, Aluminum) and Standard (from $549, stainless steel) versions, but not the Gold Edition ($550 discount, from $10,000). Tim’s generosity is limited in duration, too, with the employee discounts ending 90 days from Friday, April 10.
Some have complained that when the iPhone first shipped in 2007, Apple gave every employee one. Is Tim cheap? Meh, back in 2007, Apple had 21,600 full timers, while today their headcount has ballooned to 92,600, with roughly half working in the company’s retail division.
Do you think Tim Cook should give every Apple employee an Apple Watch? Or is a cheap Apple Watch the right way to reward workers?
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