Apple World Today News Update: March 26, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 26, 2018

Monday! Hopefully the day we all dread hasn't been too bad for you. We have some interesting news bits for you today:

  • Apple is now accepting trade-ins of older Apple Watches
  • Watch out, Apple! Google Chromebooks are already eating your lunch in the education market, and now Google and Acer have teamed up for the low-cost Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. Can Apple beat it with a lower-cost iPad expected to be announced tomorrow?
  • Use an iPad with a PC? The Microsoft Edge browser now runs on iPad, so you can send web pages from your iPad or iPhone directly to your Windows PC
  • Apple's "original content" for streaming TV won't arrive until next March, and they're working on upbeat, optimistic content
  • Amazon's Kindle app for iPad now supports Split View and a new continuous scrolling mode
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Gartner: worldwide end-user spending on devices will grow 2% in 2017

Gartner: worldwide end-user spending on devices will grow 2% in 2017

Users of personal computers, ultramobiles (which includes iPads, tablets and Chromebooks) and mobile phones are buying new devices at higher average selling prices (ASPs), resulting in growth in end-user spending in 2017. The Gartner research group estimates that end-user spending will increase by 2% in 2017, to nearly $600 billion in current U.S. dollars. 

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Apple’s K-12 market share hits a new low (is it time for a “MacPad”?)

Apple’s K-12 market share hits a new low (is it time for a “MacPad”?)

Apple’s share of the U.S. K-12 market has fallen to new lows, according to data released by researcher Futuresource Consulting. iPads accounted for only 17% of institutional educational purchases in the first quarter of 2016, while Mac laptops accounted for only 4%. In 2013, iPads accounted for nearly 40% of K-12 institutional purchases. 

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