Apple rewards employees for record revenue, offers discounts on Macs, iPads

How do you thank your employees for a colossally profitable year? If you’re Apple, you give them a break on your hottest products – one that could knock as much as $500 off sticker prices.

Apple CEO Tim Cook broke the news to giddy employees at a town-hall meeting today, according to 9to5mac.  The discounts, dangled by a company not known for its sentimentality, will slash $500 from the price of new Macs (excluding the Mac mini) and $250 from iPads. They take effect this June.

To qualify for the discounts, and thwart opportunistic cheapskates, Cook said employees must bank at least 90 days with the company. Eligible employees can exercise the markdowns once every three years.

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