Apple is reminding us that the iPad 2 is good for education, too. The company has rolled out a new ad touting the benefits of the tablet, which include helping users learn something new, such as astronomy, anatomy, even calligraphy.
Why the emphasis on education? Apple initially touted the “magical” aspects of its tablet; but the gee-whiz factor might be wearing off, particularly now that other competitors are stepping into the space. But Apple’s claims that the iPad 2 had educational benefits is not without support, says Mashable’s Todd Wasserman. Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania handed out iPads to new students last fall, and many public schools have also implemented the device, he says.
All this comes at the start of the school year—and amid speculation that Apple might release an iPad 3 in early 2012.
Read more at Mashable.