updated 02:54 pm EDT, Mon July 15, 2013
Submission winners to get eight-week stay at Cupertino headquarters
Apple is running an internal promotion encouraging retail workers to submit ideas for selling the iPhone, a leaked memo indicates. Sent late last week, the document asks clerks to write a one-page proposal. Selected workers will be invited out to Cupertino, California for an eight-week work trip at Apple headquarters. "The feasibility of the [submitted] idea does not need to be considered. We are looking for innovation and pie in the sky," Apple writes.
Similar programs have been used for the iPhone and other Apple products in the past. The latest one, though, comes just ahead of the rumored iPhone 5S launch window. The company may also be preparing to launch a low-cost iPhone, which would demand extra focus on sales.