Santa Steve hands out free iPod shuffles to employees

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Christmas came a tad bit early for employees of Apple Computer this year, each of which will receive a shiny second-generation iPod shuffle digital music player with the company's compliments.



The "morale booster," as some call it, extends from corporate all the way down to the company's retail division, several employees told AppleInsider.



In January of 2005, the Cupertino, Calif.-based iPod maker commissioned a similar move when it offered staff members a complimentary version of the first-generation iPod shuffle a couple of weeks after the player was unveiled at Macworld Expo.



The $79 second-generation iPod shuffle was first unveiled by Apple during a September 12th media event. It comes with a built-in clip and 1GB of storage, good for storing approximately 240 songs.



Apple has scheduled a worldwide retail launch of the new players for tomorrow, friday November 3rd.



In an email sent out this week, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs reportedly told employees to expect their new iPods by the end of the month.
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    Cool, lucky guys. Better than working for dell and possibly recieving now defunct DJ Dittys or whatever the *beep* they're called.
  • Reply 2 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider


    The "moral booster," as some call it, extends from corporate all the way through the company's retail division, several employees told AppleInsider.



    Not only do the new shuffles store 240 songs in a ridiculously small space, they also make you a better person!
  • Reply 3 of 33
    how easy is it to get a job at apple? lol
  • Reply 4 of 33
    Wow... this makes me feel better. Our company's 'morale booster' was free 4G nanos last year, and we're not even affiliated with apple.



    Now mind you, there's only 80 of us, but still pretty cool.



    BTW, I'm a newbie... first post... helllloooooo.



    m.
  • Reply 5 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    Top 10 reasons that Apple is handing out free iPod shuffles to all employees:



    10. They'll recoup the costs thru AppleCare sales.
  • Reply 6 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    9. Indoctrinate workers with Phil Schiller and Tim Cook podcasts.
  • Reply 7 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mugwump


    9. Indoctrinate workers with Phil Schiller and Tim Cook podcasts.



    is what your signature true? sorry, i cant spell
  • Reply 8 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    8. Including a screen would only confuse them.
  • Reply 9 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mugwump


    10. They'll recoup the costs thru AppleCare sales.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mugwump


    9. Indoctrinate workers with Phil Schiller and Tim Cook podcasts.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mugwump


    8. Including a screen would only confuse them.



    7. To genereate buzz like this.
  • Reply 10 of 33
    rainrain Posts: 538member
    6. To get rid of even more old earbuds.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    5. Shuffles are engineered as great roach clips for the iLife 07 brainstorm sessions.
  • Reply 12 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mugwump


    5. Shuffles are engineered as great roach clips for the iLife 07 brainstorm sessions.



    tut tut and how would you know about that? lol
  • Reply 13 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rain


    6. To get rid of even more old earbuds.



    even though they come with the new one's....
  • Reply 14 of 33
    no they don't...
  • Reply 15 of 33
    dr. xdr. x Posts: 168member
    4. To thank the employees for what they do
  • Reply 16 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    3. Halo effect could impress the 50% of employees that use PC's.
  • Reply 17 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    2. More environmentally green than simply burying the returned models.
  • Reply 18 of 33
    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    And the number one reason that Apple is handing out free shuffles to all employees:



    1. All work and no play makes the Apple Genius a dull boy!
  • Reply 19 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mugwump


    9. Indoctrinate workers with Phil Schiller and Tim Cook podcasts.



    Except for some reason the shuffle doesn't play podcasts?



    I've just received my 2g iPod shuffle and found out I can't play podcasts. Anyone know how to rectify this?
  • Reply 20 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danielctull


    Except for some reason the shuffle doesn't play podcasts?



    I've just received my 2g iPod shuffle and found out I can't play podcasts. Anyone know how to rectify this?



    Buy a Nano...



    Actually, I've never even tried that. I wonder why?
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