Apple exec John Couch meets with Turkish president over possible $4.5B iPad buy
Apple's Vice President of Education John Couch on Friday sat down with Turkish President Abdullah GÃ¼l in a meeting covering a possible education initiative worth $4.5 billion, as well as the incorrect layout of the Turkish "F-keyboard."
According to Turkish blog Ima Dergisi, Couch was joined by other Apple executives in his meeting with President GÃ¼l, which reportedly focused on an educational initiative to put up to 15 million iPads in the hands of Turkey's young students.
Worth some $4.5 billion, the tablet program has Apple pushing for a contract, but a deal has yet to be reached as the parties negotiate further. While not the main topic of discussion, the layout of the Turkish "F-keyboard," which has a number of keys set in the wrong position, was also mentioned.