Here’s an interesting piece discussing the use of iPads in schools, and the (thus far) missed opportunity for Apple to really push iPads into the education market.
The premise is interesting: Apple should be offering educational bundles…keyboard docks, cases, app store credits toward educational apps or textbooks, etc., in an effort to maximize sales to students. In general I think this is a good idea, though obviously the more ‘stuff’ you put around an iPad, the more like a laptop it becomes. That’s not a bad thing in general however, and once hooked as students people are likely iPad users for years to come.
The article also links to this blog. Thanks guys