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  • jlbhgb jlbhgb Feb 1, 2013 9:48 PM Flag

    Turkish iPad DEAL WORTH $4.5B to AAPL

    Friday, February 01, 2013, 07:00 pm
    Apple exec John Couch meets with Turkish president over possible $4.5B iPad buy

    Apple's Vice President of Education John Couch on Friday sat down with Turkish President Abdullah Gül in a meeting covering a possible education initiative worth $4.5 billion, as well as the incorrect layout of the Turkish "F-keyboard."

    photo on AI site -- turkish blog has video of what loooks like a Heads of State conference.

    Apple VP John Couch (right) discusses an education initiative with Turkish President Abdullah Gül (left).
    Source: President of Turkey's official website

    According to Turkish blog Ima Dergisi, Couch was joined by other Apple executives in his meeting with President Gül, which reportedly focused on an educational initiative to put up to 15 million iPads in the hands of Turkey's young students.

    Worth some $4.5 billion, the tablet program has Apple pushing for a contract, but a deal has yet to be reached as the parties negotiate further... Most recently, Turkey was introduced to the iPhone 5 on Dec. 14, less than two weeks after Apple launched the iTunes Music Store in the region as part of a 56-country rollout.

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