Apple’s next book for education needs to be about reinventing
everything. Part of the Tim Cook doctrine is this:
“We believe that we need to own and control the primary
technologies behind the products we make, and participate only
in markets where we can make a significant contribution.”
This doctrine should apply to education as well. If Apple believes
they can make a significant contribution to schools, then they
should go all in to change everything about school technology.
They should buy major a textbook publisher and change the
purchasing model for books when you deploy iPads. They should buy
(or buy back) a student information system platform and
integrate it with all of their new apps.
They should build a viable alternative to G-Suite that makes
it easy for schools to manage communications. They should do all
of this at a price where the least affluent districts can deploy
it as easily as the most affluent ones.