Excellent article from Stephen Hackett, making the case that Apple’s investment in education — particularly on the iPad — has wavered in the past few years:
With iOS 9.3, Apple is firing back, adding to its tools to make the iPad a better citizen in schools. I believe education is still near to the heart of Apple, and I’m sure they’ll keep working to improve their offerings in the space. They’ve come a long way since 2012, that’s for sure, but I’m not sure their dream of digital textbooks will ever come true.
Never say “never”, but there’s a long way to go before lugging textbooks from class-to-class is replaced by a glass and aluminum unibody. Perhaps that’s a role for the iPad Mini.