Turkish President Meets With Apple Executives About Massive Tablet Initiative

Posted February 1, 2013 at 8:29pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7215 views

Turkish President Abdullah Gul met with Apple executives including John Couch, VP Education, about the country's massive tablet initiative, reports Elma Dergisi via MacRumors.

Among the primary topics addressed during the meeting was Turkey's tablet initiative, a $4.5 billion program to provide as many as 15 million tablets to Turkish schoolchildren. Apple has reportedly been pushing for the contract, but negotiations are said to still be underway. Also discussed was the layout of the older Turkish "F-keyboard" on iOS devices, which has several keys located in the wrong positions.

Gul visited Apple headquarters last May and can be seen at the far left in the photo below. Couch is at the far right.

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Father of F Keyboard - February 3, 2013 at 6:45am
Why the things are exaggerated during the news writers are passing information. Actually only one key produces another letter if one use the Turkish F Keyboard. Anyway it will take seconds of an Apple's software engineer to correct it. In Turkish news the issue told as "some of the letters are in wrong positions". Here it is written as "several keys ...". But anyway only one mistake makes this keyboard useless. There is one other thing about the keyboard. It is not an issue but a request. When you try to write an url address on Safari a special version of keyboard pops on iPad. Some punctuation marks comes in the place of spacebar. If you use Turkish keyboard /, :, _ and - comes in the first page. But for entering . (dot) you should switch to second page. Dot would be better in the first page instead of the _ or - characters. I'm writing these because Apple always acts as deaf when a user reports an issue. Maybe a president could force the correction. Such as saying politely "If you correct these two things I will buy 15 million iPads" :)
pclind - February 3, 2013 at 7:11am
Buying 15 million crapple iPads would be a crime against the Turkish people, and the president should be jailed!!!
dante - February 3, 2013 at 4:27am
oleeey yasasiiin ipaaad
pclind - February 2, 2013 at 9:10am
XY-Mobile can deliver much better device at lower prices! www.xy-mobile.com
Camfella - February 2, 2013 at 5:30am
Sidewinder wrote: "....Everyone else recognized the insanity of what I said and moved on..." Then maybe the joke is on you, because there is a whole bunch of rednecks out there who agree with what you wrote!
sidewinder - February 2, 2013 at 3:38pm
Nah. I'm inclined to disagree, friendly-like. Ignorance is a joke on the ignorant and a blight on the informed.
Camfella - February 1, 2013 at 11:29pm
@Mete F_ck his ass? Are Turks gay?
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