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Not milk money: L.A. Schools about to order an additional $115 million worth of Apple iPad units

0. phoneArena 16 Jan 2014, 02:05 posted on

The L.A. Board of Education is happy with their initiative to bring the Apple iPad to its students. The board is so happy in fact, that it is budgeting $115 million to send the tablet to students at 38 additional schools in the district. The decision overturns the recommendation made by an oversight panel to cut back on the number of slates purchased for students...

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posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:16 2

1. androtaku (Posts: 196; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


American product for American school purchased with American money,i favor this decision (although i'm not american)

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 09:51

11. LordCaedus (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


American product? It is built in China. That makes it a Chinese product.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:39

12. androtaku (Posts: 196; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


too bad if u think that way,your home then probably dominated by chinese product,regardless of who design it

btw,most profit goes back to Apple office in Curpertino.

but the way u give credit so easily to chinese makes me proud (i'm Australian chinese)

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:18 4

2. Furbal (Posts: 388; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Lets get some raspberry pi's in schools and teach computer science instead.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:27 2

3. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


PA. Why the video play automatically? I didn't even click it. It's very annoying.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:32

15. andynaija (Posts: 485; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Lol automatic play won't hurt you.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:41

4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 775; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Why don't they just subsidise the cost of the "connected device" for the students instead of buying one they may or may not like? It would have cut down the cost by a lot

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:47

5. androtaku (Posts: 196; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


too many loophole student will find its way of using the money

and school department has to develop different program for different platform,bascially inviting trouble

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 04:41

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 775; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


1. I meant buying the "connected device" through the school or the government, although supplies may be an issue.

2. Just let the students in universities develop the programs. It gives them a project to do and at the same time cut costs, essentially killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:39

13. androtaku (Posts: 196; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


better said than done

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:45

18. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 775; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Well, Singapore has done the first one. Seems okay so far.They even offer extended warranty

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:46

19. androtaku (Posts: 196; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


probably workable with obedient citizen of singapore
other part of the world,probably good idea not turning a school into IT store,just concentrate on education

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:55 1

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1375; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


im very sure these are old iPad 2's , that 30 pin adapter won't go away anytime soon

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:44

16. andynaija (Posts: 485; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Imo I think it's better for the students to get the recycled/refurbished ones, than the district buy current new ones. They can save some money and still provide the kids with the portable technology.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 03:20

7. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


haha they rich, that the conclusion

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 07:02

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 3138; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


$768 for a tablet that may or may not enhance the children learning. In addition, some parent are actively prohibiting their children access to tablet at their young age.

Combating poor eye sight and video game addiction problem.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 07:04 1

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 3138; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


$768 for a tablet that may or may not enhance the children learning. In addition, some parent are actively prohibiting their children access to tablet at their young age.

Combating poor eye sight and video game addiction problem.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:56 1

14. DnB925Art (Posts: 387; Member since: 23 May 2013)


For that price they could have bought (3) Nexus 7s or (3) Chromebooks for every (1) iPad. Even a Windows laptop would cost less.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 15:50

17. LordCaedus (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


What is also sad is that Apple is not giving any discounts to companies or schools that buy in bulk. I work at target and I had someone come in who works for Delta and she said that they approached Apple so they could give iPads to all of their pilots. When she asked how much it would be, (we are talking about thousands of iPads here), the person said the full price. Delta decided to get the Surface instead.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 22:19

20. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 392; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


All of the schools in my local district got Chromebooks this year and it seems to make a lot more sense than iPads.

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