Apple employees get extra time off after a September "for the books"

Apple employees get extra time off after a September
Apple employees received a memo from their leader today. Apple CEO Tim Cook applauded the troops, and announced that they will receive extra time-off during the November Thanksgiving holiday. The executive wrote that he was pleased with the launch of the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8 and Apple Pay. In addition, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch, which will hit the market possibly as soon as February.

In his letter, Cook said that Apple will be closed on November 24th, 25th and 26th although employees will be getting paid for the three days. Those Apple employees who can't take those three days off during the holiday shopping season, like those toiling for Apple Stores or Apple Care, will get their three days off at a later date.

While on the face of things Apple did enjoy a good month, there have been some serious problems. We've seen pictures of Apple iPhone 6 Plus models that have bent in owner's pockets. Other companies have picked up on this with BlackBerry CEO John Chen stating that the newly launched BlackBerry Passport won't easily bend.  In addition, some owners of the two new iPhone models have had problems with their handsets following the installation of iOS 8.0.1. But these incidents haven't prevented Apple from laughing all the way to the bank.

The full letter from Tim Cook to Apple employees follows.


source: 9to5Mac via BGR

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37 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

They should be really working on the bending issue....

2. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Or the software issue(s).

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I'm sure Tim Cook will say, "There is no bending issue - stay tuned" any moment now, we'll all have a news conference to attend to at the apple theater and they'll have several competitors products on display and show how they also either bend, or how easily they break. Then they'll allow anyone to refund their device, and life will go on. Seriously, after the iphone4 antenna issue, the crap that was ios6 maps, the issues with ios7 and the crashing of 64 bit safari, apple can literally sell a pile of crap and still, at worst, break even.

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Maybe because Forbes, Wall street, Hollywood still able to afford the brand, can you?

26. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

affordablility? haha um, those groups aren't exactly the most tech conscious, nor aware. i think it has less to do with afforadability and more to do with blind consumerism.

31. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

No, I can't afford a near $1000 phone that is a unreliable bendable POS. If Kyocera made their new phone available unlocked I get that. No stupid case or babying necessary.

9. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Apple's not going to rush to fix the software issues because they already know once they fix one issue, 10 more will show up right after it, just like in the past. Apple also know to count on iDefenders, who they've ripped off many many times already. Apple knows they own em LMAO

25. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Or the Bending issue

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Who says they aren't? That has nothing to do with the article.

5. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

I only made that comment because apple has a lot of work to do ahead of em. Did apple or Tim Cook call you personally to tell you that they're working on the bending issue? They haven't even release an official statement, yet. Apple should work a bit harder.... I mean iDefenders are always working hard without even being compensated for their work :)

7. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Timmy is happy he once again ripped off customer's with their so called premium devices. Kudos apple durable device, stable OS not to mention value for money.

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Well that's the truth. Tim discovered selling crap will make him a billionaire.

4. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i'm sure there backs are bended as well because they cheap.

10. YamiYukiSenpai

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

you know there are other phones that got that bending issue before too, including my favorite phone at the time (which is the Xperia Z1), and the phone I currently own (which is the Galaxy S4)

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Android fans will try ther best to spam every single apple article, im pretty sure they comment twice more than android itself. Bending issue is so overated, forbes people, wall street people, celebrities, manager level people will never choose android no matter how much they spam, they will still hire fake i$heeep to purchase one for them, accidentally bend it? No problem, one more call iPeople will queue again and get one for them again, bend again? hire and queue again. Why? because they can AFFORD to do so... AFFORD, i repeat, AFFORD!!! Im android user and i never buy apple, but droider are so arrogant and envy to see other people able to AFFORD something and they keep on spamming their cons, this is beyond trolling and should stop

14. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yeah, I don't really get it, but in my week or so that I've been "hanging around" here the main take home point for me is that the majority of Android users just seem to be assholes. They don't seem to like or care about their devices but rather hate anything Apple and the users of their products. If anything good is said about Apple by the site (or any other for that matter) it's all paid off lies... I like Android devices, I nearly made the switch this time around which is hard because of the the "eco system" crap since I have an iPad, other family members use iPhones and iPads etc. but I wasn't impressed with the keynote or many aspects of the iPhone 6. I tried a Samsung Alpha but didn't like the lag (compared to my iPhone 5) and whilst I really liked a friend's HTC One I found his newer M8 to be just a touch too big. In the end I went for the iPhone 6 and it's very good, the negatives people keep spouting here don't apply to me - it hasn't bent, neither have 99.9% of the 10 million units sold I'd guess because this exact story came out for the iPhone 5 which turned out fine. The battery life is great so far - right now I'm on 51% with 5h6m use and 21h14m standby, I'm going to see if I can go two whole days of moderate use. The difference is that iPhone users don't hate Android users, the techier ones appreciate that all the competition pushes everyone's devices forwards, there are extremes on all sides (fanboys) but I don't know anyone that mindlessly buys expensive products nowadays, everyone I know does their research and makes their choice so the whole she@p thing is of course bollocks and so, so tired now along with the "i-insert insult here" comments. It seems, as a new visitor that most of the Android users have some kind of complex, a bit of a small-man syndrome issue or something. They hate someone because of the phone they use? Maybe just go outside every now and then or something...

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't like the Android assholes myself, but I do disagree that iPhone users don't hate Android. Ofcourse in both camps this is just a small portion of the total amount of users worldwide. And some of those that come here, are just trolls and hardly fans of either OS. But all the insults and negative 'facts' they made up, it is getting tiresome. And what you said, a lot of the users on both sides appear to have selfesteem issues.

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yeah, there are always extremes, on here at least it seems very lopsided towards the Android side based on what I've read but I'm sure there are places (perhaps here too, like I said I'm new!) where it goes the other way. I doubt too many "Apple fans" would hang around in the comments section for long due to pointlessness of trying to have any meaningful discussion on the subject! I go on Macrumors and lot and while there are plenty of blinded fanboys, most seem reasonable there and are fair to criticise Apple when it's due. I just don't understand all the hate from either side, it's a bit strange to have that much rage about something you don't even own, if you don't like it fair enough but personally attacking people for their choices... All sounds a little too close to religion for my liking.

22. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Well since you said you like apple and you think android trolls are worse than innocent apple users, I would like to introduce you to PA's finest iTrolls http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-5s-outpaces-Galaxy-Note-4-in-this-improvised-speed-comparison_id60382/comments/sort/threaded/ratelimit/all BTW, welcome to PA Jimrod

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's almost impossible to be 'neutral' here. I know a few here are and I appreciate their input, both Apple and Android fans. I must admit, in the beginning I though 'hardcore' Apple users were like a religion, but the hardcore Android users are just as bad.

18. drzonw

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

I agree for the most part, although apple users can be a-holes as well in the comments. I have a small suggestion: let's jump completely ignore troll'ish comments, maybe, just maybe they will start loosing interest in posting bull if we don't feed them long enough...

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

"forbes people, wall street people, celebrities, manager level people will never choose Android" And this is where you are wrong, they actually do. And afford an Apple device? You hardly need to be rich to buy one, especially on contract, most iPhone users I know, are just ordinary people with ordinary paychecks.

19. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Asian aside, Hollywood, Wall street, even they hate Apple, they'll probably pick blackberry, i never seen them own a single of android, a few techie such as Schmit, Page, Woz, Zuckerberg etc. anybody else? the word 'afford' refers to someone is so happy to accept 'iphone bend challenge' and nominate someone else to do so. I'm pretty sure ordinary people wont accept this challenge. will you?

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I know a few Dutch managers do use Android, but most of them do use Apple & BB, agreed. Just not all of them :) You're right, no way in hell would I accept this challenge.

32. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Dude, you are really full of sht. I call BS on you. You claim to be Hugo Barra, who now works for Xiaomi, and your logo says as much. Your company is so pathetic, that it litterally ripped the iOS design down to the new flatness, and your company also stole the iphone 5 design. Yet you keep uttering a stupid BS strawman argument that "phandroids" keep hating on apple based on facts but you yourself work for a company who stole everything from apple and sell it for a fraction of the cost. IF you really are Hugo, you are the biggest asshole hypocrite here. And if so, you should just GFY.

24. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I get what your saying but you lost credibility with the claim that Android users envy Apple users ability to afford Apple products. What a lame, deluded, condescending notion.

28. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Read comments 19, can you afford iPhone bend challenge ?

27. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

afford? here you go again haha sorry that i'd rather spend hundred less, and get BETTER performance from other brands. that statement applies to Apple's computersm AND phones. paying "premium" dollar for a fancy body, but the insides are on the lower end of the spectrum, performance wise. again, nothing to do with affordability.

29. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Read comments 19

30. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

And here you go again for another blind hatred, don't mad when people able to afford to hire a fake iPeople lining up the street to purchase, I bet you can only hired to line

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