As everyone knows, Apple’s “mini” announcement of the iPad Mini took place earlier today.
This could very well increase the use of Apple’s tablets in schools because of the lower price point, making them more appealing to educators.
Apple actually made a point of highlighting the iPad’s educational push launched by Steve Jobs before the first iPad was launched.
School systems are, in fact, starting to turn to Apple’s iPads instead of traditional desktop or laptop computers. A cheaper iPad would make it easier to fit into school budgets.