“Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. may participate in the government’s project to supply as much as 15 million tablet computers for school children over four years, state-owned Anatolia news agency said, citing Turkish Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan,” Ercan Ersoy reports for Bloomberg.
“Apple officials told Caglayan during his visit to the U.S. that the Cupertino, California-based maker of smart devices may also decide to use some Turkish manufacturers to make some peripheral equipment such as covers, earphones for its iPad and iPhone models, Caglayan said at a news conference with Turkish reporters in Seattle, according to the Ankara-based agency,” Ersoy reports. “The winner of the government-funded project will have to produce the tablets in Turkey, Industry Minister Nihat Ergun said July 13.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This sounds like a “who can do the most for Turkey” contest, not a “what’s the best tablet for Turkish students” endeavor.