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elbodude

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http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_6253360?source=rss


Apple employees to get free iPhone
By Troy Wolverton
Mercury News
Article Launched: 06/28/2007 03:18:48 PM PDT


Apple employees will be a getting a nice perk next month: a free iPhone.
At the end of July, the company will be handing out the 8-gigabyte version of its new handset to all of its full-time U.S. employees, Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said. Everyone from the executives and engineers who work in Apple's headquarters in Cupertino to the employees of its retail stores will be getting one of devices, which will cost other users $599 at retail, Dowling said.
One thing that wasn't clear: Who's going to be picking up the tab for the wireless service costs. Dowling declined to say.
AT&T is requiring iPhone customers to commit to a two-year contract where they will pay at least $59.99 per month. That's a cool $1,440 over the term of the contract, should Apple employees have to pick up a similar tab.
Dowling didn't know how many employees will be receiving iPhones, but at the end of its last fiscal year in September, Apple had 17,787 full-time employees, the large majority of whom likely work in the United States.
Apple employees will be getting their iPhones after the expected mad rush by early adopters. The phone goes on sale on Friday, and consumers have already started lining up at some of Apple's retail stores, including those in New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.
In addition to the 8-gigabyte iPhone, Apple is also offering a 4-gigabyte version for $499.
Contact Troy Wolverton at (408) 920-5021 or twolverton@mercurynews.com.
 

TrippalHealicks

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http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_6253360?source=rss


Apple employees to get free iPhone
By Troy Wolverton
Mercury News
Article Launched: 06/28/2007 03:18:48 PM PDT


Apple employees will be a getting a nice perk next month: a free iPhone.
At the end of July, the company will be handing out the 8-gigabyte version of its new handset to all of its full-time U.S. employees, Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said. Everyone from the executives and engineers who work in Apple's headquarters in Cupertino to the employees of its retail stores will be getting one of devices, which will cost other users $599 at retail, Dowling said.
One thing that wasn't clear: Who's going to be picking up the tab for the wireless service costs. Dowling declined to say.
AT&T is requiring iPhone customers to commit to a two-year contract where they will pay at least $59.99 per month. That's a cool $1,440 over the term of the contract, should Apple employees have to pick up a similar tab.
Dowling didn't know how many employees will be receiving iPhones, but at the end of its last fiscal year in September, Apple had 17,787 full-time employees, the large majority of whom likely work in the United States.
Apple employees will be getting their iPhones after the expected mad rush by early adopters. The phone goes on sale on Friday, and consumers have already started lining up at some of Apple's retail stores, including those in New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.
In addition to the 8-gigabyte iPhone, Apple is also offering a 4-gigabyte version for $499.
Contact Troy Wolverton at (408) 920-5021 or twolverton@mercurynews.com.
VERY OLD NEWS.

You gotta understand, no one here has put anything higher a priority than this phone, and information around it. We've known this since the minute it hit the internet. lol