What does it take to get iPads into the hands of every child in the second-largest school district in the U.S.? One unamimous vote seems to be the answer. The Los Angeles Unified School District's board on Tuesday voted 6 to 0 to approve a $30 million contract with Apple Inc., The Los Angeles Times reports.
The new deal would supply iPads to the district's 47 campuses, with Apple as the sole vendor (and presumably a very happy one with that kind of cash exchanging hands).
Ultimately, the devices will cost the district $678 per unit—more than they would run for a typical consumer at an Apple store. The additional cost, however, will cover pre-loaded educational software, as well as three-year warranties.