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Bloomberg reports that Apple is among the companies considering making a bid to provide as many as 15 million tablet devices to Turkish schoolchildren over the next four years. Microsoft and Intel are also said to be interested in bidding on the project.

Apple officials told [Turkish Trade Minister Zafer] Caglayan during his visit to the U.S. that the Cupertino, California-based maker of smart devices may also decide to use some Turkish manufacturers to make some peripheral equipment such as covers, earphones for its iPad and iPhone models, Caglayan said at a news conference with Turkish reporters in Seattle, according to the Ankara-based agency.

Government officials had previously indicated that the tablets themselves must also be produced in Turkey.

Apple shipped over 9 million iPads last quarter, making a potential order of 15 million units from Turkey a significant opportunity for Apple even if the order would be fulfilled over four years.

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rdowty Avatar
128 months ago
Damn lucky turkeys! When I was in school we used tablets... stone tablets. My homework looked like the 10 commandments.
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nylonsteel Avatar
128 months ago
re original article

what...turkey doesnt want the hp tablets best buy cant give away?
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ozkl Avatar
128 months ago
Turkey has been providing free printed books to all puplic school students for years. If Turkish government give away iPads to students, they wont have to spend money on printed books every single year. Considering all the things that iPad can do, it is really wise to provide students with iPads:apple:
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madmanmax3000 Avatar
128 months ago
Interesting. I'm actually headed to Istanbul in a couple of weeks for a vacation. Just don't block my airline check-in ability and I'm a happy camper. :D

I was there this time last year, and honestly it's a wonderful city with great people. However, during my stay YouTube was blocked.

Make sure you go to Istiklal Cadessi and walk the whole thing. It's a great place to hang out during the day, but especially at night.
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flipperfeet Avatar
128 months ago
More thinking like this need in US

Government officials had previously indicated (http://www.todayszaman.com/news-250354-turkey-decides-on-domestic-production-of-tablet-pcs.html) that the tablets themselves must also be produced in Turkey.


It would not hurt to have a little more thinking like this with companies bidding on government contracts in the US. Quite simply...create jobs and the associated tax base so we can afford to buy your products.
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rdowns Avatar
128 months ago
GOOD. Let the Turkeys allow their kids to surf porn and play games all day long instead of learning. Give us books.
Right because there is no way to block kids from porn sites or being on the Internet. :rolleyes:
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