Apple employees will get a discount when purchasing an Apple Watch
An emailed letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook sent on Monday to Apple employees, revealed that they will be allowed to purchase an Apple Watch
Sport or Apple Watch at a 50% discount. Employees will be able to get a $500 discount off the gold Apple Watch Edition model. The discounts will be available from the April 10th start of pre-orders and will last for 90 days after availability. Cook mentioned that all employees will get a crack at buying a discounted Apple Watch, even those who have to wait for the device to roll out to their area. The Apple Watch Sport starts at $349 and the 18-Karat gold Apple Watch Edition is priced as high as $17,000
According to Cook, over 1000 apps were submitted in the first four days that the App Store started accepting them, and the rate of submission has been rising. The executive also noted that tens of millions of people viewed the keynote and the demo videos put up by Apple. Just last weekend, Apple posted a series of four video tutorials
for the Apple Watch.
The day we’ve all been waiting for is almost here: Apple Watch is ready to ship.
Our retail stores are training for a whole new way to engage customers and help them experience Apple’s most personal product yet. On Friday, in over four hundred stores across four continents, we’ll open our doors to people who want to try on Apple Watch for the first time and start deciding which one is right for them.
Tens of millions of people have seen our keynotes and demonstration videos about the watch, and there’s much more to come. Some of the most innovative developers in the world are working on new experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. More than one thousand apps were submitted in just four days last week when the App Store started accepting them, and the rate of submissions has only been climbing since then.
I know that many of you have been looking forward to choosing an Apple Watch for yourselves, and we want to make it easy for you. Starting Friday in countries where the watch is available for pre-order, a special Employee Purchase Plan will offer a 50% discount on any Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport for your personal use.
As we introduce the watch in more countries, the special pricing for employees will be offered in those countries as well. Discounts will begin at pre-order and last for 90 days after availability. AppleWeb has more details, so I invite you to check it out.
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. We want you to share in that experience right alongside them.
Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard for years to help this product reach our customers. And thanks in advance to the thousands of retail employees around the world who will start placing it on people’s wrists starting Friday.
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch begin in the U.S. on April 10th at 3:01am EDT
(12:01am PDT). According to retail chief Angela Ahrendts, going to the Apple Store is a waste of time. If you want to reserve an Apple Watch, you need to do it online. Those who pre-order an Apple Watch on April 10th will be able to pick it up at their local brick and mortar Apple Store on April 24th.