Apple employees get discount on Apple Watch; 1000 apps for the watch submitted in first four days

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.

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.

source: MacRumors via AppleInsider



1. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Even with 50% off, it is overpriced..

4. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Apple are probably still making a profit too

8. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Pretty much..

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Opportunities for Jony Ive, Craig, and Phil Schiller to purchase the gold version

3. Sauce5 unregistered

Pharrell is already showing his off on his IG.

5. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013


6. Sauce5 unregistered

I see what you did there xD

14. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014


7. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

This opportunity is not for us.

9. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

I have a friend of mine who is gonna use this deal for sure. I'm gonna book an appointment to test the watch, I'm still not sure if I want to use it with my iPhone 6. The thing is, I already have a band to use it with... And thus far the only thing that has impressed me so far is the bubble UI in the AW :) We'll see though

10. Nathillien unregistered

iFans would find useful the app calculating the ideal jerking off speed. The pro version might even include the vibration control and to buzz at the perfect time to swing it off. Apple might even sell few accessories that will enhance the user experience. LOL - sorry, but couldn't resist.

12. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Are you from Silicon Valey or what ?

11. gaming64 unregistered

Apple Watch Sport- stunning design and OS Apple Watch- Sport with aluminum and fancy band Apple Watch Edition- overpriced piece of cr*p for people who embrace stupidity.

13. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

A lot of people are going to buy it, only to sell it with a profit.

15. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Wauu i guess we are gonna see alot of the sales people in the apple stores with the Apple watch edition now..... Their employer gives such big payroles and huge discounts for their hardworking employees.....

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