updated 05:35 pm EDT, Fri March 19, 2010
iPad discounts range from $20 to $40 per device
Apple has begun offering 10-pack iPad bundles for educational institutions, with a modest discount for quantity purchases. Each package includes ten iPads paired with USB-to-Dock Connector cables and power adapters, while a single set of documentation is shipped with each order.
The 10-packs reduce the price of each iPad by $20 for hardware-only purchases, with a $40 savings when AppleCare coverage is added to each device. The company is currently only offering Wi-Fi-enabled iPads through the education stores, including 16GB, 32GB or 64GB models.
Individual iPads carry the standard retail pricing through Apple's educational program.
Several recent reports suggest textbook publishers have already begun converting textbooks for the iPad platform. Several companies are also working on apps that provide additional interactive content such as quizzes, study guides, and test-prep materials.[via MacRumors]