The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Henrico Says No to Apple's iBook Lease Renewal Offer

Henrico Says No to Apple's iBook Lease Renewal Offer

by , 10:30 AM EDT, July 27th, 2004

The Henrico County, Virginia School Board has turned down an offer by Apple Computer to renew and extend a lease on the iBook computers the school system gives to middle and high school students.

The The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday that Apple had offered to upgrade the existing 18,000 iBooks presently being used for 23,000 new laptops if the school system would renew the contract. The current contract ends in 2005 for the high school computers and 2006 for middle school students.

The main reason the school system turned down the offer was the high cost of a one-year opt-out clause the board had requested. In addition, Chairman Stuart Myers said the laptops are in good shape and don't need replacing and the entire program will be evaluated this year to determine any needed changes.

Mr. Myers said the new lease would not have cost any more on an annual basis and required no up-front cash payment. Henrico's school system now pays more than US$5 million a year to lease iBooks.

Recent Headlines - Updated August 3rd

Mon,11:17 AM
How to Turn Your iPhone into a Hologram Projector
9:40 AM
Siri Wants to Transcribe Your Voicemails
Sun,12:02 PM
MGG 564: Wave a Minty-Fresh Rubber Chicken Over It
Sat,10:30 AM
Rachio Iro - The Smart Sprinkler Controller
Fri,10:00 PM
Apple Has Starring Role in New Crypto War
5:40 PM
How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X
5:00 PM
The Reason Why No Company Can Duplicate Apple’s iPhone Appeal
3:40 PM
Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and OCR Plug-In: $39.99
1:49 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-31: New Apple TV Rumors, Google Defies France
10:42 AM
Google Stands Up to France, Refuses Global “Right to be Forgotten” Order
8:56 AM
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Turning Off Reachability
Thu,6:43 PM
New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Coming in September
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!