Apple employees can now score $500 off Macs, $250 off iPads

Following a promise by CEO Tim Cook in January, Apple employees can now grab some healthy discounts off their favorite products.

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Those of you who work for Apple can now enjoy a $500 discount off the purchase of a Mac and $250 off an iPad.

The new employee discounts kicked off yesterday, says 9to5Mac, and make good on a promise made by CEO Tim Cook back in January.

As usual, there's both good and bad news. The new benefits are on top of the normal 25 percent discount that Apple employees receive. But Mac minis and the new Retina MacBook Pro model are both excluded from the $500 cut in price. Other conditions apply, as detailed by Electronista.

Employees can only use the discount once very three years and must have been working for Apple for at least 90 days. Still, the discounts do shave a healthy amount of money off a new Mac or iPad.

CNET contacted Apple for comment and will update the story when we get more information.

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