Apple Awarded $30 Million iPad Deal From LA Unified School District

  Apple Awarded $30 Million iPad Deal From LA Unified School District

Business Wire

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- June 19, 2013

Apple® today announced it received the Los Angeles School Board of Education’s
approval to begin a massive roll out of iPad® to its students across the
school district starting this fall. The $30 million commitment for iPads is
the first phase of a larger roll out for the country’s second-largest public
school district.

“Education is in Apple’s DNA and we’re thrilled to work with Los Angeles
Unified public schools on this major initiative as they plan to roll out iPads
to every student across 47 campuses this fall,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s
senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Schools around the world have
embraced the engaging and interactive quality of iPad with nearly 10 million
iPads already in schools today.”

“The Board voted unanimously for Apple because iPad rated the best in quality,
was the least expensive option and received the highest scoring by the review
panel that included students and teachers,” said Jaime Aquino, LAUSD Deputy
Superintendent of Instruction. “The vote is another step forward in the
District’s plan to equip every one of its students with a device by 2014. When
completed, the LAUSD will become the largest district in the nation to provide
each of its students with the technology.”

Apple will provide iPads that include the Pearson Common Core System of
Courses delivered via a new app as part of the integrated solution. Apps such
as iWork®, iLife® and iTunes®, in addition to a range of educational
third-party apps are also included.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X,
iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music
revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the
mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the
future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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Contact:

Apple
Andy Bowman, 408-783-0619
abowman@apple.com
or
Apple
Trudy Muller, 408-862-7426
tmuller@apple.com
 
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