Apple ordered to pay $four.2 million for botched iPad program in LA

Apple ordered to pay $4.2 million for botched iPad program in LA

The LA Unified Faculty District (LAUSD) will obtain a settlement value $four.2 million from Apple for the unwell-fated program that aimed to place an iPad within the arms of 640,000 college students within the metropolis. Cupertino was purported to earn $30 million from the $1.three billion venture, nevertheless it was apparently riddled with points from the start. It did not take lengthy for the initiative to crumble, and LAUSD — accused of mismanagement, miscalculation and corruption amongst different issues — is now underneath FBI investigation for the bidding course of that spawned the contract.

Lenovo, the opposite tech firm concerned within the venture except for Apple, agreed to let the district have the $2.2 million value of laptops it lately ordered totally free. LAUSD may also get $6.four million (it is nonetheless a tentative quantity, although) from schooling software program maker Pearson, which was contracted to conjure up math and English curriculum to make use of with the undertaking. The district says the software program firm solely ever offered a partial curriculum. Whereas the FBI investigation nonetheless is not finished, LAUSD plans to make use of a lot of the cash from the settlement to purchase computer systems for a totally totally different initiative.

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