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I hope you're right. Like the idea but just have inherent mistrust of insurance company's who like bankers offer you an umbrella when it's sunny and take it back just as it starts to rain ! Just one step up from estate agents in my book. 
I did and I thought exactly the same. Insurance companies are going to love "Health" I'd treat this extreme caution especially with the third party integration and Extensions. As for the rest of the Keynote. Lots of really good stuff, especially on the Enterprise side.
Can the "Setting" button be removed from the iPad using these tools. This would reduce the risk of light fingered tech savvy teenagers turning the iPad learning tool into yet another gaming consul ?
All they need to do cover the logo with the biggest piece of dayglow tape they can. Make the cover up as conspicuous as possible, for under the day glow tape beats the heart of innovation and quality, Apple. It's so good, rivals are even afraid of the logo.
Until these are standard text books from the likes of Pearson's or Collins et al for ALL subjects, this will always be a promising sideline. We committed to ebooks with disastrous results, mind you that was via Kerboodle and AQA so I suppose we deserve everything we get.
If it plays Flash, it's dead in the water for many schools. A bit extreme I know but kids simply don't know how to use personal internet tools effectively or responsibly, after all they are just kids. Online Flash games make it necessary to severely restrict the use of the internet in most schools, as a result any device that relies on the internet for its key functionality is going to be strangled at birth.  
Numbers is awful and more eye candy than functionality. Pages and Keynote far easier to use and way ahead in of their MS offerings, word or powerpoint. Until Apple get Numbers functionality on par with Excel, they are never going to to break into the corporate IT world where the spreadsheet is king.
An iPad is just a tool and good teachers know when to use the right tool for the job. The iPad is not THE tool for all jobs, it's just one tool in a kit bags of learning instruments. If Apple is so keen to put iPads in front of students, they need to make them affordable and STAFF and STUDENTS need to be trained how to use them effectively as a shared and personal learning device. Getting rid of Flash has had many unforeseen benefits....numerous inane flash game won't...
Just hope my 4s lasts that long...as I see little compelling reason to upgrade to the 5 or 5s at the moment.
 This did make me chuckle.... The real world can't afford to update kit with every whim and tremor of technology. A stylus is essential for so many jobs which the iPad could be capable of doing admirably, I can't understand why Apple haven't already made one charged us the Earth for it. The finger is great for making impressions in wet clay tablets but as a real, ACCURATE writing or sketching tool on an iPad, it's bloody useless.
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