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Free iPhones for Apple employees

updated 03:15 pm EDT, Thu June 28, 2007

Apple employee iPhones

Apple chief Steve Jobs today promised to provide all full-time Apple employees with free 8GB iPhones, and bequeathed all part-time employees who have been with the company for more than one year free iPhones as well. The company head today informed Apple workers at a town-hall meeting of the decision, but the free handsets won't likely appear in the hands of employees until consumer demand dies down following the initial launch. Apple's iPhone scheduled to hit AT&T and Apple store shelves tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. ET.

by MacNN Staff





  1. PBG4 User

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Apple is pretty strict about no cameras on campus. Are they going to disable cameras in Apple employee iPhones or will the employees not be able to bring them to work?

    Also, ATT must love the fact they're about to get an entire company's workforce (except for part timers

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    part timers

    Reportedy, part time staff with the company for more than a year will get one too (probably the 4 gig model, but hey!)

    I knew I should'a applied for that Apple job! ;)

  1. horvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Part time get 8 gig too.

    Part time employees who have been there a year or longer get 8 gig too.

  1. Rezzz

    Joined: Dec 1969



    i REALLY hate you, Tom.

  1. Cubester

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Free iPhone

    How cool is that?

  1. moldyapples

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Umm, bequeathed means to leave something to someone in your will. If that's the case, part-timers will have a (hopefully very) long wait to get their iPhones.

  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I wish I was there to hear the cheers, which I'm sure the employees got. Do you remember the jubilation when Oprah gave out free cars?

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969


    great move

    High end cell phones are sold like hot cakes to businesses. Having EVERY employee using an iPhone will give Apple invaluable feedback on how to make it "corporate friendly" (including issues like disabling the camera). Also it's a vote of confidence in the product. Wonder if/when they will start phasing out employee land lines.

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