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Apple's iPads Are Now The Tablet Of Choice Among Kindergartners

Apple's iPads Are Now The Tablet Of Choice Among Kindergartners

If declining sales and discreet releases mean anything, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)’s iPad seems to be taking a backseat to the company’s newer wearables and service lines.

“The way Apple announced the new iPad is evidence that they don't see this as an important part of their business going forward,” renowned Apple analyst Gene Munster, managing partner of Loup Ventures, told Benzinga in March. “They will keep the iPad around, but it won't be a growth driver."

But the aging device is good enough for kindergartners.

A recent survey of K–12 educators revealed the iPad to be the most widely used tablet and the highest ranking priority for future tablet purchases among U.S. schools.


At the same time, it’s only the winner of an overall losing category, as tablet use declines to make way for Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s competing products.

"Tablets, ereaders and smartphones are being purchased by schools for teacher and student use and are being brought into classrooms as part of bring-your-own-technology initiatives," Karen Meaney, senior analyst with survey conductor Simba Information, said in a press release. "However, tablet penetration in schools has slowed because of the growing popularity of Chromebooks."

Survey respondents generally lauded digital resources as fostering more engaging and personalized learning processes, although test scores have yet to corroborate their claims.

Related Links:

IPads, Kindles Still Strong Amid Global Tablet Downfall

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