United States Air Force to Purchase 18,000 iPad 2’s

The United States Air Force has granted Apple, Inc. with a $9 Million USD contract to provide 18,000 iPad 2’s.   The iPad 2’s will be used by pilots and other pertinent staff in lieu of the normally carried heavy pilot bags and reams of flight maps.  The air force is getting quite the deal on the iPad 2’s with the price per unit being $520 USD per unit compared to the normal $599 USD.  They have contracted to receive the 32gb model of the iPad 2.

Source: Bloomberg

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