, Apple rolled out their newest line of education products at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.
This focus isn't surprising: students who learn on Apple devices are more likely to stay within the Apple ecosystem as they grow up.
Tim Cook is playing catch-up: 30 million children use Google education apps like Gmail and Docs, and Google's browser-only Chromebook
accounts for more than half the mobile devices shipped to schools.
Their big announcement of the day: a new 9.7" iPad
, which includes:
✏️ Apple Pencil
support so you can draw beautifully
🔋 10-hour battery life for late night Fortnite
☁️ Free 200GB iCloud storage for students
It's normally $329, but students can buy it for a discount of $299. 👀
Apple also announced a complete redesign of their Microsoft Office clone iWork, and a new app called Schoolwork built specifically to help teachers assign work and track progress. No tree killing involved. 🌳