A Generation Raised on Apple, Not Windows?

In an article written yesterday by senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker, he discussed a new project announced by the Turkish government. The project, called F@tih, is a plan for the country to purchase 18 million tablet devices for use by students, teachers, and administrators to aid in the education process. In this video, Eric tells us why this could be an incredible turning point in accelerating the trend away from PCs. After all, this may well be a generation of students skipping the PC entirely and operating solely on mobile devices. He also tells us that if this is successful in Turkey, it could be something seen soon in countries all over the world.

It would be a major coup for Apple if it could capitalize on this opportunity in Turkey, but as its tablets are definitely on the pricier side of the market, this is a contract the company might not get. There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and more importantly, your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2013, at 6:08 PM, alboy5 wrote:

    Steve Wozniak invented the apple computer.

    IBM cobbled the pc together.

    Technology regressed to ipads.

    Now windows 8 touch reigns supreme.

    Smart phones are all about equal, but iphone is way too expensive and obsolete.

    Thank You Steve Wozniak, and Steve jobs were true pioneers. No need to get gauged by aapl now, tech has caught up and surpassed aapl.

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2013, at 6:23 PM, mwlove wrote:

    "Windows 8 touch reigns supreme"?

    Laughable. Windows 8 will drive more people to use Apple products than anything to come from Cupertino this year.

    Apple products are still superior and increasingly gaining popularity. There is a generational shift and I see more university students every year using apple machines, wheth it's macs, MacBooks, tablets or phones. Apple is making a big push for iPads in k-12 and universities. I would be on iBooks to become standard fare in education

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2013, at 7:51 PM, baozebub wrote:

    Not sure how 500 dollars on a primary computing device has become expensive. A decent laptop won't cost any less than 400 dollars, and you can't download a ton of apps like with the iPad.

    Spending a ton of money on millions of Android tablets will ensure regret as they start breaking within a year, and there does not exist a place to service them like the Apple Stores.

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2013, at 8:05 PM, Drew9944 wrote:

    Agreed, my Android S. Korean phone has broken 3X in 2 years, same problem each time. My contract is up in March. I will switch to an IPHONE soon to be available from TMobile. I've heard iPHONES are more reliable.

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2013, at 8:51 PM, vantan wrote:

    They are probably going to get android tablets at about $200 each or less for a total cost of under $4B which is less than the cost of a set of new textbooks. The textbooks get outdated as fast as the tablets these days. Their students will then also be better prepared to lead the global workplace.

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2013, at 10:53 PM, TMFNewCow wrote:

    Nice sweater, dude.

    -- Evan

  • Report this Comment On February 05, 2013, at 11:29 AM, techy46 wrote:

    How about a generation raised on Android not Apple or Wndows? How about 2 billion users each of Apple, Android and Windows with Android's users have the lowest annual salary and economic status?

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