iPad the new school solution?

Apple’s third quarter earnings call on Tuesday unveiled some information that goes to show just how useful the iPad is for educators.

“I’ve never seen an adoption rate like this in the past,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The company announced it sold twice as many iPads as Macs for use in educational environments. Apple sold 1 million iPads for educational purposes, and interest in the iPad2 in k-12 was strong, it was said during the call.

Overall during the quarter, Apple sold 17.0 million iPads, an 84% unit increase over the year-ago quarter. It sold 4.0 million Macs during the quarter, a two percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter.

Apple has touted the iPad as being a useful tool for students and educators since its release.

The company announced its third quarter fiscal summary to investors and the media on Tuesday. The quarter ended on June 30, 2012. In a statement, Apple said it “posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share.” The call will be rebroadcast; click here for details.

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