The iPhone maker is asking employees in the pilot program to participate for at least six months. Apple is planning to ramp up the arrangements from September to December when the company is scheduled to release several new iPhones, iPods, Macs, Apple Watches, and AirPods. An Apple spokesman declined to comment on the company’s plans for the retail workforce.
Apple expects to reimburse participating employees for some internet expenses and $100 toward office equipment. They will also retain the same salary regardless of whether they work at home or at the stores.