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Apple iPad Sales to Schools Jump 32%, Selling 1M Tablets in Fiscal Q3 2017

Aug 2, 2017

IPAD COMEBACK: Apple’s iPads are making their way back into schools. During an earnings call for the company’s fiscal Q3 2017 results, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that sales of the tablet in the education market jumped 32 percent from the same period last year, reaching one million units sold. (Total iPad sales jumped 15 percent over the same timeframe.)

Cook specifically called out Saint Paul Public Schools district in Minnesota, which deployed 40,000 iPads for its 1:1 program. Also getting a shoutout was the Shawnee Mission School District outside Kansas City, which bought 19,000 tablets.

Making the iPads more attractive, Cook adds, are new coding tools that Apple launched. “We believe coding is an essential skill that all students should learn,” he said. “We’re thrilled that over 1.2 million students of all ages are now using iPad and Swift Playgrounds to learn the fundamentals of coding, and over 1,000 K-12 schools across the United States plan to use Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ in their curricula this fall.”

Edtech Business

Apple iPad Sales to Schools Jump 32%, Selling 1M Tablets in Fiscal Q3 2017

Aug 2, 2017

IPAD COMEBACK: Apple’s iPads are making their way back into schools. During an earnings call for the company’s fiscal Q3 2017 results, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that sales of the tablet in the education market jumped 32 percent from the same period last year, reaching one million units sold. (Total iPad sales jumped 15 percent over the same timeframe.)

Cook specifically called out Saint Paul Public Schools district in Minnesota, which deployed 40,000 iPads for its 1:1 program. Also getting a shoutout was the Shawnee Mission School District outside Kansas City, which bought 19,000 tablets.

Making the iPads more attractive, Cook adds, are new coding tools that Apple launched. “We believe coding is an essential skill that all students should learn,” he said. “We’re thrilled that over 1.2 million students of all ages are now using iPad and Swift Playgrounds to learn the fundamentals of coding, and over 1,000 K-12 schools across the United States plan to use Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ in their curricula this fall.”

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