As we know from WWDC, Apple announced that Mountain Lion will make its debut in July. With July being two weeks away, Apple sent out a notice to their retail workers on Thursday, welcoming them to take a look at Mountain Lion before it becomes public in July. The preview, known as a “software seeding project” in the notice, comes with some directions for the workers to follow. What differs this from some form of employee training is that the employees are able to take advantage of the preview on their own Mac computers from home. It’s considered more of an employee opportunity rather than a mandatory training process.
Apple isn’t stupid. The company made sure that the version issued to the employees isn’t the final version. This may be the closest to the debut software, but there are still bugs and sections that have to be smoothened out before release. While this is something from the norm for Apple, employees, especially the Apple Geniuses, will look forward to training soon so that the consumers going to the Apple store looking for help will get the correct info. This added employee perk is in addition to various raises and Apple’s annual employee discount, all expected to be available soon. Let’s just say, this is a great time to be an Apple employee!