Apple’s first smartwatch, the Apple Watch, is set to release in just a couple of weeks on April 24th. Yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out an email to employees to thank them for all their help in preparing for the release of the Apple Watch and also announced the discount Apple employees will get on the Apple Watch.
Employees will be able to order the Apple Watch Sport or the standard stainless steel Apple Watch for 50% off. This discount applies up to $550 off. Employees will also be able to get up to $550 off the Apple Watch Edition.
Apple has been intensively training employees for the past few weeks and things are set to stay busy for these employees as we get closer to the retail release of the Apple Watch. Customers will be able to come into the store for try-on appointments to test out the Apple Watch before buying it.
In his email Tim Cook says he wants Apple’s employees who work at the retail stores to “share in the experience” of the Apple Watch right alongside the customers that want to purchase them.
Also noted in the email is the fact that Apple has received “over a thousand apps” which were submitted for approval just since submissions opened last week.
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.
The Apple Watch will be available for pre-order for April 10th and available in store on April 24th. Customers will be able to visit an Apple Store to try on the Apple Watch starting on April 10th.Via: MacRumors