Apple has always tried to position the iPad as a key tool inside the classroom, but it’s never done all that much to tailor the device — or its software — for educational environments. Now that’s about to change: Apple unveiled a preview of the next big update to iOS today, showcasing a range of new classroom-specific features. Perhaps the most notable of these is multi-user support. School staff will be able to set up profiles for each child in a classroom, and those profiles will be accessible from any classroom iPad.
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