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  • Apple Ready to Talk Turkey on iPad


    According to published reports out of Europe on Friday, an executive with Apple is in Turkey to meet with the nation's leadership to discuss how the iPad may improve educational practices throughout the country.

    Although news of today's meeting was presented as though the talks were somehow secretive, it doesn't appear that Apple made any attempt to conceal the news of Vice President of Education John Couch's meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gül.

    If the proposed education initiative worth an estimated $4.5 billion is agreed to by all parties, Apple's iPad may become a fixture in Turkey to an unprecedented degree. What we are told is that Turkey is interested in equipping some 15 million students with iPads.

    “Apple has reportedly been pushing for the contract, but negotiations are said to still be underway”, said the source, which added that the meeting also tackled the layout of Turkey’s unique F-keyboard on iOS devices.
    While Turkey isn't typically thought of as a nation of above-average business significance to Apple, Turkey's population has been very welcoming of Apple's iDevice line. Most recently, the iPhone 5 launched in Turkey to enormous fanfare on December 14th.

    As of this writing, it isn't known when a possible final agreement will be reached between Apple and the Turkish government.

    Source: TabTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Ready to Talk Turkey on iPad started by Michael Essany View original post
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      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post


      According to published reports out of Europe on Friday, an executive with Apple is in Turkey to meet with the nation's leadership to discuss how the iPad may improve educational practices throughout the country.

      Although news of today's meeting was presented as though the talks were somehow secretive, it doesn't appear that Apple made any attempt to conceal the news of Vice President of Education John Couch's meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gül.

      If the proposed education initiative worth an estimated $4.5 billion is agreed to by all parties, Apple's iPad may become a fixture in Turkey to an unprecedented degree. What we are told is that Turkey is interested in equipping some 15 million students with iPads.



      While Turkey isn't typically thought of as a nation of above-average business significance to Apple, Turkey's population has been very welcoming of Apple's iDevice line. Most recently, the iPhone 5 launched in Turkey to enormous fanfare on December 14th.

      As of this writing, it isn't known when a possible final agreement will be reached between Apple and the Turkish government.

      Source: TabTimes
      I know for a fact that Turks are way into education, especially math and sciences: my daughter went to a private school for a year that was, we found out after the fact, essentially started by and is predominantly populated by kids of Turks who emigrated to the US. Great curriculum and heavy emphasis on math and science. This is not surprising at all. Too bad we can't make the same decisions here. Oh, wait, we have 'states' rights' and Texas gets to basically decide what kind of conservative textbooks schools will have access to nationally.