“Apple has offered up a preview of what iOS 9.3 will bring, and one new feature is an increased focus on making the iPad a key component in schools,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet.
“There’s no doubt that Apple needs to find a way to sell more iPads,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “While sales haven’t exactly been dismal – any other tablet maker would love to have the sort of sales that the iPad sees – they are on a downward trajectory, and nothing Apple has done over the past couple of years has changed that.”
“Apple isn’t a newbie to the education arena, but this new thrust in iOS 9.3 shows a renewed interest in getting iPads into schools and the students hooked on them at an early age,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “And it plans to do this by making iPads no-brainer easy for teachers to leverage.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Multi-user support in iOS for iPad should have been available for years now. That Apple is only now getting around to it tells you all you need to know about why iPad sales have stagnated and why Apple is getting its ass kicked by Google in U.S public K-12 schools.
Apple delivers multi-user support for iPad – in schools only – January 11, 2016
Apple loses more ground to Google’s Chromebook in U.S. education market – January 11, 2016
Why Apple devices are losing share to Chromebooks in U.S. public schools – December 23, 2015
Apple CEO Cook on Google Chromebooks in U.S. schools: We’re not interested in making ‘test machines’ – December 11, 2015
Apple pivoting iPad education strategy to regain its footing in face of Google Chromebook surge – December 5, 2014