Monday, February 7, 2011

Apple considers adding a "pen" to the iPad to make it a better note taking device for students

To make tablet computers more useful to students, a pen should be added that allows users to draw and take notes by hand according to Bill Gates, among others.  And according to this story in the New York Times, Apple is considering doing just that for the iPad: 

So why would Apple add a stylus to an already successful iPad? According to a person who works at Apple on the iPad and is not allowed to speak publicly about the company’s coming products, the reason to add the stylus is to reach a wider number of children in school. 'It’s one of the barriers for school kids and college students to purchase an iPad where they want the ability to take notes by hand and draw in class,' the individual said.

You can read more here.

Hat tip to Inside Higher Ed.


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