Apple iPad Banned From High Profile Universities

Evan Selleck - Apr 16, 2010, 3:41 pm CDT
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Apple iPad Banned From High Profile Universities

One of the more talked about features of Apple tablet, was not so much a feature, as an entire industry that people believed the iPad would become a part of. And, sure enough, even before the iPad became officially available for consumers, Seton Hill University made it known that they were going to start providing iPads to their Fall, full-time students. As good as that is, apparently some other universities don’t see the iPad as such a great device for security purposes.

According to The Wall Street Journal, it seems that three separate universities: Cornell, George Washington, and Princeton University are all restricting access of the Apple iPad. Stating wireless Internet security reasons, Princeton has logged an astonishing 20% of blocked iPads from its network. According to engineers, they realized malfunctions could result in a total breakdown in the school’s computer system.

As for George Washington University, it seems that that school has permanently blocked the iPod Touch, iPhone, and the iPad from connecting to their wireless networks. This isn’t the first time WiFi security issues have popped up for the prodigal tablet, as Israel came into the news recently for the same issues. We’ll have to wait and see what Apple has to say about the whole situation, if anything at all. Does anyone think that this is a bad deal for Apple, considering its apparent widespread results?

[via Everything iPad]


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