Employee Discount Page

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clsmith, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. clsmith macrumors newbie

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    Hi All -

    I'd like to know if the MBP is available in the 3.06 configuration (matte screen, 7hr built in battery) on the Apple Employee Discount page? If not, do you have any ideas as to when that configuration (or one similar to it) may become available?

    Is the matte screen and/or 7hr battery available in any of the MBP's on the discount page?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Apple employees aren't allowed on these boards so the ones that would know this wouldn't be able to say ... nor should they.

    If you're an employee why not look yourself? If you just know someone then why not have them look?
     
  3. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, why aren't Apple employees allowed on the board? What is so bad about a forum full of mac users and apple-announcement-hopefuls?
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Because of the increased possibility of spilling the apple seeds.
     
  5. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry my friend Apple employees ARE allowed on these pages and your configuration will come soon. Just as I have told people to hold off buying a MBP till next July as a Blu-Ray RW will be included.
     
  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    And you're stating that as fact, you don't know anymore than any one of us. :p
     
  7. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    LOL...because you know?

    apple does not tell employee's about anything upcoming until a week before it comes out....i used to be one before i opened my own store and became a apple reseller.

    mind you its not as nice as a apple store....but its sweet :p
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Apple employees don't know much more than what the general public already knows. Employees are allowed on forums but they're not suppose to help with problems or hint at any speculations as a way to protect Apple and it's image which is why they advise employees to stay away from blogs and forums altogether.

    Besides, why would you come here and ask? If you are an employee, shouldn't you ask your store manager? If I remember correctly, aren't employee purchases and such done at the store since the purchase page is only available behind Apple's firewall? (If not, I stand corrected)
     
  9. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Yep, they are.

    And we don't know much more than the general public. We have to resort to speculation as well, but since we're employees, we can't speculate, or you'll take it as fact. And it's just a messy situation.

    In any case, from what I remember, new/updated products usually took a few months to show up in the EPP.
     
  10. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    When I worked for apple they threatened my job because I was a member on these boards.

    I had to put my account on hold and temporarily de-activate it.

    According to the managers of my store at the time we were absolutely NOT allowed to post on any apple-related forums (save for discussions.apple.com)

    People get fired from Apple every day for speculating about new and upcoming products. There's zero-tolerance.
     
  11. belvdr macrumors 603

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    That's crazy. Why not just monitor your account?
     
  12. HLdan macrumors 603

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    And how is it possible that Apple or anyone knows that you have accounts on Apple-related online forums?
     
  13. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly!!!!

    don't ask, don't tell...

    if they do ask, still don't tell.

    i mean really. use a fake name and dont go around advertising the store or city you are from and you should be fine.

    thousands of apple employees around the world, how would they know who you are unless YOU tell.


    Besides, in my local apple store, I talk to the guys all time about these sites. they all openly admit to being members right there next to fellow employees.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    NDAs forbid them from publicly (on the internet) claiming they are Apple employees.

    Also, there is more to Apple than new products, so they tend to be under NDAs because of many reasons related to business practices and other stuff.
     
  15. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I think it's a stretch to that they can actual trace/track you down but I wouldn't be naive and say they can't possibly know. Apple is very strict with their things. Stuff like the training guide which has no secrets or anything close to important information, we're not allowed to show the public. Have friendster, myspace or facebook account? Better not be holding any Apple products or advertising Apple in anyway. I mean it sounds ridiculous but Apple rules are Apple rules, you're not going to challenge it anyway. It just shows how tight-lipped Apple is from the corporate level all the way down to the retail level.
     
  16. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Since your crystal ball is working, what will the 6th gen iPhone look like?
     
  17. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    well at the time my screen name was my actual name (agoglanian) which unfortunately isn't common at all.

    one of my managers was trolling for employees (no I'm not joking. he told me this.) and he found an ad I had posted for my Powerbook I was selling. That's when the whole threatening phase started.
     
  18. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    I would've told your manager to give it a rest you're allowed to sell your powerbook.
     
  19. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Oh well thanks for definitively clearing this mess up.
     
  20. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I would've done the same. You're allowed to post such things and doesn't break any rules. You're not promoting Apple or performing any duties outside of what you're trained to do (ex. Specialist trying to do a Genius' job). Hell, a team manager at the time recommended we use such channels to sell your Mac if you chose to.
     
  21. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Why in god's name would anyone want to use an identifiable name on a public forum?
     
  22. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Think about it: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, countless blogs, personal websites, chat clients, targeted ads, etc. What's one more forum or online discussion when you've already given so much away?

    The real question is "Why would anyone want to give up that much privacy on a public Internet?"
     
  23. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Most people don't.
     
  24. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    People want to join Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc because their friends are on there too.

    However, most people don't understand the ramifications of posting their lives on the internet and how it relates to privacy. Most people don't bother to read privacy policies (I usually don't), and most don't even know they exist, save for the mandatory checkbox when creating an account.
     

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