With the launch date right around the corner, Apple has just told its employees that they will be receiving a 50% discount on the Apple HomePod. Apple’s smart speaker has been making quite a buzz since its initial announcement, and employees are getting a deal everyone is a little envious of.
Smart speakers are becoming increasingly popular after the success of the Amazon Echo devices. Along with some other major companies, Apple soon followed suit in the creation of their own smart speaker.
While many have been excited about what they would bring to the table, Apple HomePod has been facing its fair share of criticism even before it’s on the shelves. People are arguing that the device is not worth the price compared to other smart speakers on the market.
Although this discount is significant, it has also led many to speculate that Apple is a bit concerned about sales. It isn’t the first time they have offered their workers such a generous promotion. They had been offered a similar discount with the launch of the first apple watch.
We will just have to wait and see how the HomePod does once it actually hits the market. Until then, employees have to make a difficult decision whether or not they should take advantage of this promotion.