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Apple recently held an education focused event at Lane Tech College Prep high school, Chicago, at which the firm introduced a new iPad, and made some education focused software announcements.
Tim Cook took to the stage to discuss Apple’s focus on education, saying: “At Apple we care deeply about education because we love kids and we love teachers”.
He said education has been a big part of who Apple is for 40 years. “We had a unique insight into how technology could inspire kids to unleash their creative genius. And we believed that technology could help teachers deliver a unique and personalized learning experience to all kids. We’ve never stopped believe this, and we’ve never stopped working on it.”
Cook added: “We know our products can help bring out the creative genius in every kid”.
In fact, ”Macs and iPads are used throughout schools by students for everything from music to language arts and even advanced robotics”.
He discussed some of the education projects Apple has been involved with. Such as a 10-year study called ‘Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow’ of which he said: “engagement increased exponentially for students and teachers who had access to our products.”
There are also classes for students and teachers at the Apple retail stores, including the Everyone Can Code initiative with Swift Playgrounds that makes it easy to teach coding.
“Today we’re going to take those experiences even further and to start it off we’re going to talk about iPad”, said Cook as Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPod, iPhone, and iOS product marketing, Greg Joswiak arrived on stage.
Apple has introduced a new iPad – it’s got an A10 processor (the iPad Pro has an A10X chip), a 10hour battery, an 8Mp camera, 1080P HD video, up to 300Mb/s LTE, compass, GPS, and weighs 469g.