- Apr 12, 2001
Henrico County (Richmond, Virginia) has decided to renew their contract with Apple in supplying iBooks to their middle school students.
Henrico had previously dropped Apple from their High School program in favor of Dell. The high school Apple iBooks were sold off for $50 a piece and drew a lot of interest as well as a stampede.
The new contract is worth $16 million and supplies Henrico with 12,675 iBook laptops for $1,246 each. Interestingly, Dell's bid for the middle school contract was $1,111 per laptop.