It just got a little sweeter to be an Apple employee today. Tim Cook announced yesterday at a Cupertino Town Hall meeting new discounts available to both corporate and retail Apple employees. Before yesterday Apple employees enjoyed a nice 25% discount on Macs which equates to $250 for every $1,000 spent on a new mac. The new discount is a flat $500 off any Mac excluding the Mac Mini (which would almost be free). Userís would need to purchase a $2,000+ Mac for the discount to be less than the $500 credit. Also, Cook announced all Apple employees would get $250 off any iPad. This is huge as well. Apple employees could get a new entry-level MacBook Air and a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 for $750, effectively cutting the total cost in half. So much for the 25% discount. While the deal seems almost too good to be true some caveats apply. Apple employees can only utilize this opportunity every three years and must have worked at Apple for a minimum of 90 days. The three-year restriction seems a little steep, but the 90-day requirement is reasonable. Well Iím off to apply for a part-time retail position. Source:†9to5Mac  

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