“Apple is reportedly in talks with Turkish officials regarding a $4.5 billion deal to supply its tablet to the nation’s 15 million students,” Trevor Mogg reports for Digital Trends.

“With so much attention given to Apple’s expansion plans in China, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the company which brought us the iPhone and iPad would actually very much like to dominate the mobile market of not just Asia’s most populous nation, but of all countries on the planet,” Mogg reports. “As part of this push, the company is apparently in the midst of trying to secure a deal to supply Turkey’s 15 million school children with tablets – a deal that could be worth as much as $4.5 billion.”

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Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors, “Apple executives including vice president for education John Couch met with Turkish president Abdullah Gül today to discuss several issues… Also discussed was the layout of the older Turkish ‘F-keyboard’ on iOS devices, which has several keys located in the wrong positions.”

“Apple has been making a significant push in Turkey, launching the iTunes Store for music and movies there in December and hiring for future retail stores in the country,” Slivka reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: You know, because Apple has no room left for growth.

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