Apple on Wednesday announced that it will supply 30,000 iBooks to the public schools in Broward County, Fla. The deal nets iBooks for all of Broward County’s public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the announcement.
The iBook is Apple’s consumer-grade laptop computer. The system is encased in a tough polycarbonate shell and uses 12 and 14-inch LCD screens. Apple earlier this week
announced a refresh
to its iBook line that incorporates Sudden Motion Sensor and scrolling TrackPad capabilities — two functions heretofore only found in its professional PowerBook line. Also standard in the new iBooks is Bluetooth 2.0 (Enhanced Data Rate) and AirPort Extreme. The system is available at two speeds, 1.33GHz and 1.42GHz, at retail prices starting at US$999.