iMac Added to Employee Purchase Program, Suggesting Production Constraints Have Eased

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    As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple yesterday added the latest iMac to its Employee Purchase Program, supporting earlier suggestions that production constraints have now eased.

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook had warned in a January analyst call that iMac shipments would be constrained through Q1, but improving shipping estimates and the company's decision to allow employees to purchase them at a discount suggests that the issue has now ended.

    Current and retired Apple employees are allowed to buy Apple products for personal use at a 25% discount, and last year Apple added an additional layer to the program by offering employees $500 off the purchase of a Mac once every three years, on top of the 25% discount.

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    gregwyattjr

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    God. Those kinds of discounts give me a hard on.
     
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    Wow, that took 3-1/2 months!
     
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    These discounts can make even a rMBP affordable. Not fair :(
     
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    Thank god for EPP. Gonna order mine now.
     
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    needfx

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    could be your cialis still in effect :D
     
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    Squilly

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    So employees can get a 25% discount PLUS $500 off in one transaction?!
     
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    Yes
     
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    the8thark

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    Yep on Apple store wages you need these discounts to afford one.
     
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    Previously, you could also buy 3 additional Macs @ 17% (I think) discount; I don't know if that's still true. Nice little perk of working with the company!
     
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    This is awesome!
    How easy is it to get a job at an Apple store?
     
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    Not so much..
     
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    The discount is just yesterday available to companies which have an EPP with Apple. 6%. Better than nothing.
     
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    So you have to be an apple employee to get apple products at a Stupidly inflated price for the spec of the hardware rather than the standard Outragously insulting inflated price for the spec...




    Sweet :rolleyes:
     
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    How do I get one of those "friend and family " EPP discounts? Heard they're 15% off.
     
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    Please, now that iMacs availability has eased, can we have reasonable SSDs across all models? By "reasonable" I mean 256GB and 512GB, and not the 768GB which is a joke.
     
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    So maybe new 27" thunderbolt displays soon or no??

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    gnasher729

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    What Apple products are sold for an "Outragously insulting inflated price" in your opinion? Just curious.
     
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    I believe you're referring to the Friends & Family discount. It recently changed.
    It is now "15% off of reasonable quantities of Macs"
     
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    thekev

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    I wouldn't have expected this while they were in short supply. It's only logical that they would wait.
     
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    all of them , its well know apple don't sell anything for less than 300% profit , ;)
     
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    Once every three years.
     
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    one won't be buying it every year so that sounds nice..
     
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    The Powerbook 5300 is one. But I think they are currently sold out.
     
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    I'll assume you tried to be funny. Not that it actually was funny, but you tried.
     

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