What you need to know
- Students in Edinburgh, Scotland are getting 39,000 iPads.
- The iPads are part of a 1:1 deployment as part of a £17.6 million project.
Students in Edinburgh, Scotland are set to receive an iPad of their very own as part of a new initiative costing £17.6 million or around $24 million.
The program will see 27,000 new iPads handed out while 12,000 refreshed iPads will also be part of the rollout alongside expanded wireless connectivity support in school.
The report doesn't go into details about which iPads will be handed out but we can only hope someone has been reading about which is the best iPad for students.
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Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.