Apple this past week detailed plans to introduce an interesting new program that gives its retail employees a chance to "check out" iPads like they would a library book, CNET has learned.
The future program, which one source described as a "pilot," is designed to let employees borrow from a stock of loaner devices. Employees can then use the device freely for one week before having to return it to the store, allowing for others to use it.
At the moment, the loaner program is only set for Apple's flagship store in San Francisco, and it's unclear whether it will it will go on to make its way to other stores, or include other products.
An Apple spokesman declined to comment on or verify the existence of the program. … Read more