HOLY MOLY, Jobs pulled an Oprah!

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Steve Jobs: Free iPhones for Apple employees

Jobs pulls an Oprah -- $12M in iPhones for all Apple employees

We imagine it went something like this: "Oh, and one more thing... a new iPhone for everyone." That's the result of the Apple town hall meeting which just let out. Let's see, a new 8GB iPhone for every Apple employee, both full-time and temporary. That's 17,787 plus another 2,399 (according to Wikipedia) or so for a grand total of $12,091,414 retail. A bit less since only those temps who have been with the company for a year qualify. Still, nice one Steve. Sure, we've seen you do it before, but man, that's a lot of dough. We're just wondering who's going to cover the 2 year service costs?

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0706freeiPhone.html
http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/28/jobs-pulls-an-oprah-12m-in-iphones-for-all-apple-employees/
 

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I was just about to start a thread asking what went on there. I had been waiting to hear all morning. Nice Find!
Wish i was an employee!
 

Fafafoooey

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That tells you the type of person Jobs is. He is a brilliant guy. Talk about employee satisfaction.
 

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This was already posted but thanks
 

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Supposedly Oprah is wanting to give them out too... Watch out on her show MONDAY! I'm going to go be in the audience just in case!
 

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Yeah, that really must be a great place to work. The only thing is that this probably has to go on their taxes because it from their employer. There's a fine line if something is considered a gift. So it isn't completely free.
 

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Smart man. Im a DJ. I giveaway tons of free cds just to generate customers who I charge. Hes a genius
 

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WHERE DOES OPRAH SHOOT? CHI or LA?
 

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Well, not only is it good PR but how weird is it to have people using other products around the office?
 

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Very cool of Jobs to do this.
 

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what a cool thing to do!

there must be a lot of profit built into these phones huh?

it's ok they will pay for all of thoe employee phones by 6:03 tomorrow night
 

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My brother's friend works for Apple (with iLife) and he has one... I hate him! :)
 

the PHDs

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wait...he can give away that many iPhones and not be worried bout us?
how many more does mr. jobs have?