From June, Apple plans to offer its employees a massive $500 discount off new Mac computers and $250 off iPads. The news was announced yesterday by Apple CEO Tim Cook, at Apple’s Town Hall auditorium.

It’s an intense saving, though employees can only take advantage of the offer once every three years. Furthermore, employees need to have been working at Apple for more than 90 days before they can bag the $500 or $250 saving. Also, the Mac saving excludes the Mac mini, which costs just over $500 anyway at $599.

Currently, Apple employees can get 25 percent off Macs. If, for example, an employee purchases a $999.99 MacBook Air once the new $500 saving is in place, the discount will be over 50 percent off, which is impressive.

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[via 9to5Mac]