Talk about learning on the job – it seems that Apple is working to roll out a program that will offer its retail employees the opportunity to actually “check out” iPads just like they would do with a library book. This program that has no concrete release date pegged yet is in “pilot” mode, where it will enable employees to borrow from a stock of loaner devices, where they can then use the device for a week before returning it so that others can have a chance.
Currently, the loaner program seems to be applicable only at Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco (although it is not yet live), and it remains to be seen whether the same program will end up being implemented in other stores, or will it include other products as well?
This is a good way for employees to spend more time with the device outside of working hours – heck, it might even be a subtle move to convert whoever the employees come into contact with during that week to pick up an iPad. What do you think? This is one cool way of bringing home your work, that’s for sure.
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