From 512 Pixels:
I think it may be time for Apple to revisit the idea of the eMac, but refresh the concept for 2018. So, let’s throw caution to the wind and say Apple’s margins aren’t a factor. What could an education-only iPad look like?
A new 9.7-inch iPad is only $329.
Making the tablet more rugged would be at the top of the list for a lot of educators.
Apple should also reconsider its keyboard strategy. I don’t know if taking a page out of the education-only eMate 300 and going with a built-in keyboard is the right answer for every school, so in this fantasy, let’s say every ePad can support an external keyboard via the Smart Connector, but perhaps there could be a SKU that came with a keyboard built into the device more directly.