Apple Secures Huge iPad Contract with L.A. School District
On Tuesday, MMi reported
that Microsoft is ramping up its competitive aims in the education market by slashing the price of its Surface RT tablet to just $199 for schools and colleges.
Apple's iPad, however, still remains the top dog in academia. And that much was apparent once again on Wednesday morning. The L.A. Times is reporting that the Los Angeles school board has just authorized a $30-million-dollar deal with Apple to procure iPads for students.
The goal, the school board said, is to provide every student with an iPad in the nation's second-largest school system.
Apple officially won the $30-million contract Tuesday when the Board of Education voted 6 to 0 to approve the contract after testimony from senior staff pointed to Apple's product "as both the best in quality and the least expensive option that met the district's specifications."
"This is one of the most high-profile contracts this board will ever approve, board member Steve Zimmer said, adding that this contract is as big as they come.
Source: L.A. Times